A recent notice published on the US State Department’s website captured reader’s attention on the upcoming hurricane and typhoon season this year. While this effects many people around the world at their home, this can also cause delays, trip cancellation, or evacuation if you are traveling overseas.
Hurricanes is a violent, tropical storm on the North Atlantic with wind speeds of 72 miles per hour (or 32 meters per second). Typhoons are similar, although occurring in the western Pacific and China area. If you’ve never experienced a hurricane or typhoon, the strength of the storm can vary – and so can the damage. Whether you are inland, or on the coast, hurricanes and typhoons are unpredictable and projected paths can vary hour by hour. Along with these natural occurrences, you can expect wind, flying debris, flooding, and tornadoes.
Hurricane season is from June until November in the Atlantic and typhoon season overlaps from May until November. If you will be traveling during this time period, it is important to think of an emergency plan. One of these steps may include a travel insurance plan which is designed to cover you in case of a hurricane and typhoon.
Our trip cancellation plan, for example, considers the fact the weather is unpredictable and that you need to be protected and out of danger. This Travel Insurance for Hurricane Season will cover your trip costs in case you are unable to get to your final destination because the common carriers are down or if a natural disaster at the site of your destination renders that destination uninhabitable.
But what if you are already at your destination and you need to evacuate?
There are other travel and medical insurance plans that will assist you as a covered benefit. The Atlas Travel plan, a comprehensive health and travel insurance, provides coverage for a natural disaster. In the event of natural disaster (including a hurricane, flood, tornado, tsunami, typhoon, etc.), the plan will cover up to $100 a day for 5 days if displaced from planned, paid accommodations due to evacuation from forecasted disaster or following a disaster strike.