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Important Things Travelers Should Know About Hurricanes

Sven | Jan 27, 2023

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Summer means ice cream, swimming, fun times, summer weather, and unfortunately, the start of hurricane season. The six-month season that begins June 1 can wreak havoc on travelers' plans and seriously affect the lives of those who live in hurricane-prone areas.

If you plan to travel anytime between June through Nov. 30, be prepared to take extra precautions for hurricane season, unless you're by chance visiting one of the lucky locations that have remained protected from hurricanes.

What You Should Know About Hurricanes dog-abandoned-after-hurricane

  • Hurricanes are nature’s most powerful and dangerous storm that can cause severe property damage and death.
  • The National Hurricane Center also mentions storm surge flooding, inland flooding from heavy rains, destructive winds, tornadoes, and high surf and rip currents as additional hazardous hurricane effects.
  • Depending on the location, hurricanes are also referred to as cyclones and typhoons.
  • Hurricanes can last anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks.

High-risk locations

According to Livescience.com, the following are the top U.S. locations and cities most vulnerable to hurricanes:

  • Gulf coast cities: Houston, Texas; New Orleans, Louisiana; Mobile, Alabama; and Tampa-St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Miami, Florida
  • Southern Atlantic cities: Savannah, Georgia, and Wilmington, North Carolina
  • Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Northeastern cities: Boston, Massachusetts, and New York

You Can Protect Yourself with Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is a great tool that can help protect you from the uncertainties of hurricane season if you are traveling. Seven Corners offers plans that can help diminish the stress of traveling during this potentially dangerous time

Aside from Buying Travel Insurance, What Else Can You Do?

incoming-hurricane Here are some additional suggestions for things to do if a hurricane threatens or interrupts your travel plans:

  • Act quickly. If there is a hurricane headed toward your location, evacuate in accordance with local evacuation guidelines as soon as possible. Call your airline if you are flying and try to schedule the next available flight home. Make sure to do this sooner rather than later!
  • Be alert. Pay attention to the local weather and stay on top of potential storm activity. Be aware that hurricanes can change course or become more intense without much warning. It is important to be as prepared as possible.
  • Keep important information on hand. Always keep a list of important phone numbers written down in case you need to make an emergency phone call and cannot use your personal cell phone. Additionally, keep a copy of your plan documents and ID card available for reference so you know what type of coverage you have. Reach out to your insurance company with any concerns. Physical documentation is key if you suddenly do not have internet access.

Important Reminder

It's important to buy travel insurance within 20 days of the date your first trip deposit is received to be eligible to buy any optional, additional benefits you may need such as Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR). Additional terms apply.

For specific questions or help choosing the best plan for you, please don’t hesitate to call our sales team at 317-575-2652 or chat online with us. Safe travels!

Important Information from the United States Fire Insurance Company 


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