Travel Tips and Ideas

Staying Safe During Hurricane Season

by Isabelle Raffin | Oct 04, 2022
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Hurricane season has already begun, so we wanted to take some time to recommend a few tips to help you and your family stay safe. From June 1st to November 30th many are on the lookout for these tremendous storms, but the most active part of the season is usually between August and October. While we can’t stop hurricane season from rolling around every year, we can take a few extra precautions to help minimize expensive damages that these storms have the potential to create.

Having a Plan

If you live in an area where hurricanes are common consider making a plan in case one hits. Staying ahead of the game can be a key factor in staying safe. Try making your plan as clear and concise as possible. Share it with each member of the family and review it before hurricane season is upon us. Picking a central meet up point and making sure all family members have a list of important phone numbers can really help in times of emergency. Have an evacuation route set in place should one be ordered. Practicing this plan with your family not only before hurricane season but also throughout the year will help to ensure everyone is ready.

Stocking up on Supplies

It’s a great idea to stock up on supplies throughout the year, not just right before hurricane season. Keep an eye out on sales or coupons for items such as canned food, water, clothing, medications, first aid items, batteries, etc. The US Department of Homeland Security through provides tons of suggestions on what types of supplies you might want to consider stocking up on*.

Signing Up for Local Alerts

One way to stay updated on the situation, as it unfolds, is by opting- in to text message or email alerts letting you know the status of storms as they come in. Try not to rely on word of mouth from neighbors or friends. Staying up to date on information as it comes in will help you know the severity of each storm as its information is updated. This can be instrumental in deciding when and how to evacuate should local authorities recommend you do so.

Not Going Outside

If you decide to stay put, or are stuck in your home during a storm, consider staying inside, if possible, until it is over. Be aware that when the storm is directly over you there will be a moment of calm before high winds and rain return. You could confirm that the storm is over through official websites and news stations, or alerts to your phone before going outside.

Protecting Your Travel Plans

It may be a good idea to consider, not only the steps laid out in the tips above, but also to consider a travel protection plan for a couple reasons. Hurricanes can affect us even when we least expect it. Some situations you might run into include: your home being affected by a hurricane before you leave, flights getting delayed along your route, or traveling to an area known for hurricane activity. Try to be as prepared as possible. Even consider purchasing upgrades on basic plans for extra benefits and/or increased benefit limits. Remember to purchase after your first trip cost has been paid for to ensure you can participate in any time sensitive benefits.

Be sure to take precautionary measures while at home and on vacation if you find yourself in the midst of a hurricane. If you have a Travel Insured plan you can find more info at






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