Hurricane

Busy Hurricane Season Predicted

  • Katherine Goens
May 31, 2017

    

June means no school, summer weather and unfortunately, hurricane season. The six-month season that begins June 1 is predicted to be especially active this year, particularly in the Atlantic. CNN reports that “as many as 17 named storms, and possibly four major hurricanes” may occur this year. If you plan on traveling during hurricane season, be prepared to take extra precautions.

What You Should Know About Hurricanes:

  • 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 location, hurricanes are also referred to as cyclones and typhoons.
  • Hurricanes can last anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks. The average timespan is 10 days.

High-risk Locations:          

According to Accuweather.com, the following are the top 5 U.S. cities most vulnerable to hurricanes:

  • Miami, Florida
  • Key West, Florida
  • Cape Hatteras, North Carolina
  • New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Tampa, Florida

How You Can Protect Yourself:

Travel insurance is a great tool that can help protect your trip’s cost and yourself from the uncertainties of hurricane season. Seven Corners offers plans that can help diminish the stress of traveling during this potentially dangerous time.

Travel Medical

Seven Corners’ travel medical plans, Liaison Continent and Liaison Majestic, offer natural disaster benefits on top of medical protection.

  • Accommodations: Seven Corners will pay a rate of $250/day for 5 days if your principal lodging becomes uninhabitable due to a natural disaster.
  • Trip Interruption: If you cannot continue your trip due to serious damage to your principal resident cause by a hurricane, Seven Corners will reimburse you up to $10,0000 for economy travel home.
  • Evacuation: If a natural disaster makes your destination outside of the United States uninhabitable, we will arrange and pay to evacuate you from a safe departure point to the nearest safe location. Along with this, we will arrange and pay for up to 3 days of lodging if you are delayed at the safe location. We will also arrange and pay for one-way economy airfare to return you to your home country following an evacuation. 

Trip Protection

Trip protection plans, such as Seven Corners’ RoundTrip Elite, also provides natural disaster protection benefits for the following scenarios:

  • If your primary residence becomes uninhabitable due to a natural disaster, you can cancel or interrupt your trip, and we will reimburse you for prepaid trip payments.
  • When inclement weather, such as a hurricane, causes complete cessation of your common carrier’s services (i.e., airline, train, etc.) for at least 48 consecutive hours, you can cancel or interrupt your trip and receive reimbursement for your prepaid trip costs.
  • Elite also includes benefits for a missed cruise or tour departure – if you are delayed for 3 or more hours due to a documented weather condition and cannot reach the departure point for your cruise or tour, we will reimburse you for additional transportation costs to join your trip and accommodation and meal expenses while you are delayed trying to join the tour/cruise.

An important note — You must buy your plan before there is a named storm. Otherwise, there is no coverage. Think of it as buying your auto insurance after you have wrecked your car. Once the risk is known, it's not insurable. 

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

About the Author

Katherine Goens

Katherine joined the Seven Corners marketing team early January. She graduated from Butler University in 2017 with a degree in Strategic Communications and a minor in Spanish. Apart from work, she loves to spend time with family and friends, travel, run, and the occasional Netflix binge.

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