Travel Tips and Ideas

Prepare for Travel During Hurricane Season

by Isabelle Raffin | May 04, 2023
hurricane travel

It’s hard to forget the record-setting hurricane season we had in 2017. Though we hope such a severe hurricane season won’t happen again this year, it can serve as a reminder that the weather isn’t something we can control or predict. Your travel plans could be disrupted by a storm, and that’s why travel protection can be a good idea for any travel plans, especially during the summer months.


When is hurricane season?

Hurricane season lasts from June 1 through November 30. The most active part of the season is typically August to October because of warmer temperatures and increased moisture.


How can travel protection help?

Certain plans include coverage when your trip is affected by a hurricane.

Bad weather alone is not a covered reason. But if you purchase the Worldwide Trip Protector plan with the Cancel for Any Reason (CFAR)*benefit, you could have coverage to cancel for undesirable weather, or any other reason not otherwise covered by the plan. Here are some other ways travel protection could help:

  • When a hurricane warning is issued by the NOAA National Hurricane Center you may be eligible for cancellation coverage.
  • If you’re already on your trip you may be able to get reimbursed for expenses incurred while trying to get back home.
  • When you’re delayed due to a hurricane, you can be reimbursed for necessary expenses like meals and a hotel room while you wait.
  • Hopefully you’ll stay safe from the storm, but travel protection does include medical coverage in the event you need it.
  • Each plan includes non-insurance assistance services, which range from emergency assistance to translation services.

Refer to the Plan Documents for a complete description of coverage.


How can I prepare for a hurricane if I’m stuck at my destination?

Hotel staff in hurricane-prone areas are usually prepared to help you. However, you may not be staying in a hotel – and if you are it’s still a good idea to have a plan.

  • If you have a car with you, fill up the gas tank.
  • Stock up on some food and bottled water.
  • Try to get more cash if you don’t already. It’s possible the power could go out leaving you unable to use your credit card.
  • Once you’re getting settled at your accommodations, charge all of your electronic devices. As a Travel Insured plan holder, you can receive alerts for your destination alerts with our app so be sure to download it (available on the App Store and in the Google Play Store).

To learn more about travel protection or to purchase a plan, contact your travel agent or visit

*Cancel for Any Reason (CFAR) is not available to residents of New York State. Additional costs and terms apply.



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