September 29. Leading travel insurance and assistance provider Allianz Partners has received nearly 5,000 travel insurance claims related to hurricane losses in 2021 alone, a reality that highlights the importance of protecting your trip with a travel insurance policy, especially during Atlantic hurricane season.
This week, Hurricane Sam strengthened to a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 130 mph but is thankfully forecast to track to the northeast of the Leeward Islands.
Already this year, there have been eight storms to make landfall and 19 total named systems, including seven hurricanes, three of which became major hurricanes (Category 3 or higher). That’s well above the average of three named storms to make landfall in the U.S. and 14 named storm systems.
Purchasing the right travel insurance plan can reimburse impacted travelers for pre-paid, non-refundable trip costs in the event of a cancellation due to a hurricane or severe weather conditions.
Source: Travel Pulse