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Get Ready For An “Extremely Active” 2013 Hurricane Season – Travel Protection Insurance Advised

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Tropical Storm, July 25, 2013 – Hurricane season began June 1 and runs through November 30. It generally peaks in August and September, not including Superstorm Sandy’s destruction late last October. With the hurricane season already upon us, climate experts at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) advise of an “active or extremely active” hurricane season this year.

NOAA scientists have predicted a 70 percent chance of between 13 to 20 named storms this year, with 7 to 11 that could develop into hurricanes, and of those, 3 to 6 could become major hurricanes of Category 3 strength or higher, with top winds of 111 mph or greater. The average number of storms during hurricane season is 12 named storms and 6 hurricanes, with 3 developing into major hurricanes.

Extreme weather conditions are prone to causing trip cancellations, delays, and interruptions. The US Travel Insurance Association advises that, in addition to inconvenience, hurricanes and storms can cost travelers unforeseen expenses. Expenses including meals and transportation, unexpected hotel stays, lost or delayed baggage, and lost prepaid trip payments can set an individual back a large amount of money.

Basic travel insurance may not cover all disruptions a storm could cause while traveling. Travel Insured International® offers its Cancel For Any Reason option, which allows you to cancel plans 48 hours or more prior to scheduled departure and can refund up to 75% of non-refundable trip costs so an individual does not have to risk dealing with travel disruptions.

Travel Insured International advises travelers not only to insure their travel plans, but to do so as soon as they make a payment of deposit toward their trips. It is important to understand that trip insurance policies do not provide coverage for adverse weather claims due to a named tropical storm or its resulting weather patterns unless the plans are purchased before the date when the storm is named. While a tropical storm specific policy is not available, travelers can be ensured protection with plans that cover hurricane-related disruptions.

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Source: Travel Insured International

Iain Shankland & Gail Shankland started blogging in order to inspire and motivate people to travel the world from their perspective – specializing in having the most fun while using the least amount of money, travelling on the cheap without sacrificing comfort.

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