A Tropical Storm formed at 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Saturday, August 15, 2009 in the eastern Atlantic Ocean, 820 miles southwest of Cape Verde Islands, and was identified and given the name Tropical Storm Bill by the U.S. National Weather Service Hurricane Center. The storm was named after reaching maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour, and was moving west by northwest across the Atlantic.
The storm strengthened into Hurricane Bill, with sustained winds of 75 m.p.h., on Monday morning, Aug. 17, as it crossed the mid-Atlantic in a west-northwest direction. Travel Insured International plans purchased on or after August 15, 2009 will not provide coverage for adverse weather claims due to Hurricane Bill or its resulting weather pattern. Plan holders may contact our Customer Care Department [ firstname.lastname@example.org ] with questions about this announcement.
Additional resources for storm related questions:
U.S. National Hurricane Center: www.nhc.noaa.gov
The Weather Channel: www.weather.com
American Red Cross: www.redcross.org
Federal Emergency Management Agency: www.fema.gov