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Tropical Storm Sandy Officially Identified and Named

by Eric Fettman | Oct 24, 2012

A Tropical Storm was identified on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 at a location about 120 miles south of Kingston, Jamaica. It was given the name Tropical Storm Sandy by the U.S. National Weather Service Hurricane, and has strengthened to become Hurricane Sandy as a Category 1 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph. Sandy is moving north-northeast at about 13 mph and is expected to reach eastern Cuba by early Thursday before heading to the Bahamas. Tropical storm and hurricane warnings are active across the region.

Travel Insured International plans purchased on or before October 23, 2012 can provide coverage for adverse weather claims due to Hurricane Sandy or its resulting weather pattern. Travel Insured plans can provide coverage for adverse weather claims due to future tropical storms and their resulting weather patterns provided plans are purchased by the day before the date on which a covered storm is identified and named by the U.S. National Weather Service.

Plan holders are encouraged to contact us at 1-800-243-3174 or with any coverage questions in relation to this event.

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