What you need to know about the Atlantic hurricane season
The Atlantic hurricane season runs from the beginning of June until the end of November, but tropical cyclones can strike at any time of the year.
Planning to travel to an area at risk of hurricanes? Buy the right travel insurance, before a hurricane is forecast. Your insurance should cover your costs for pre-paid non-refundable expenses (such as accommodation and travel costs) if you have to cancel, delay or cut short your trip because of a hurricane.
Once you’re abroad, if a hurricane is forecast, listen to advice from the local authorities, hotel staff and holiday reps and move to a safer area if you’re told to do so. Contact the assistance helpline number that comes with your travel insurance for further advice. And keep in touch with your airline or travel company to find out about delays to your travel back home.
It’s also a good idea to get yourself some travel tracking technology, with an intelligence feed, to keep up to date about real-time weather and security threats. And, for weather warnings you can also see the U.S. National Hurricane Centre website: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov