A Tropical Storm formed at 11 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Monday, September 7, 2009 in the eastern Atlantic Ocean, 245 miles southwest of the Cape Verde Islands, and was identified and given the name Tropical Storm Fred by the U.S. National Weather Service Hurricane Center. The storm was named after reaching maximum sustained winds of almost 40 miles per hour, and was moving west by northwest across the Atlantic.
The storm strengthened into Hurricane Fred, a major category 3 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of almost 120 miles per hour, as it crossed the mid-Atlantic in a northwest direction on September 9. Travel Insured International plans purchased on or after September 7, 2009 will not provide coverage for adverse weather claims due to Hurricane Fred 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