Update on Tropical Storm Alex

Published by June 29, 2010

Travel insurance plans can cover incidents related to tropical storms, hurricanes and other weather.  The following is an update from The Weather Channel on Tropical Storm Alex in the Gulf of Mexico.

Tropical Storm Alex is still just shy of hurricane status, but it could become a hurricane later this evening. As of 7 pm CDT Tuesday Alex was located about 265 miles to the southeast of Brownsville, Texas with top winds of 70 mph.

Alex is moving toward the west-northwest at 12 mph. This motion should continue through Wednesday.

Hurricane warnings are now in effect from Baffin Bay, Texas south to La Cruz, Mexico. A tropical storm warning is in effect north of the hurricane warning from Baffin Bay to Port O’Connor and south of the hurricane warning from La Cruz to Cabo Rojo.

Most travel insurance plans will not cover events related to a storm that has already been named.  Even if a policy was purchased before the storm was named, the available coverage varies from plan to plan.  This can include delays or cancellations by a common carrier, such as an airline, hurricane warnings, mandatory evacuations or even if the accommodations are made uninhabitable by the storm.  Always refer to the certificate of insurance for details.