To help prepare yourself during storm season (hurricane, tornado, severe thunderstorms), what precautions should you take when planning your travels?
Purchase Travel Insurance
You’ve likely invested a lot of time and money into planning your vacation. Protect your travel investment with a travel insurance plan that includes weather coverage. Some plans offer 24/7 assistance services that can help with re-booking flights, changing travel arrangements, or assisting with evacuation should the need arise.
Always read the policy terms and conditions before purchasing to make sure the plan you’ve selected includes the weather coverage you’re seeking, as coverage varies by plan.
Familiarize yourself with the policies of airlines and hotels that you’ll be using during your trip. Knowing up front what their policies cover in the event of bad weather may save you time and money.
Review your resort/hotel/vacation home’s evacuation procedure and know where you need to go and how to get there in the event of a tropical storm, severe weather or tornado.
Monitor Weather Conditions
Pay attention to the daily weather forecast. Is there a tropical storm or severe weather brewing? If the words “evacuation” or “take cover” are mentioned, take it seriously and get to a shelter.