A Tropical Storm formed at 8 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time [11 p.m. EDT] on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009 in the eastern Pacific Ocean, 345 miles south-southeast of Acapulco, Mexico, and was given the name Tropical Storm Rick by the U.S. National Weather Service Hurricane Center. The storm was named after reaching maximum sustained winds of near 50 miles per hour as it moved to the west-northwest toward Mexico’s southern Baja peninsula.
The storm strengthened into Hurricane Rick, a major hurricane that fluctuated in size between a category 5, with winds of 180 miles per hour, to a category 3, with winds of 125 miles per hour, as it crossed the southeast Pacific toward Mexico’s Baja peninsula. Travel Insured International plans purchased on or after Oct. 15, 2009 will not provide coverage for adverse weather claims due to Hurricane Rick 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