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Puerto Rico Earthquake
January 8th, 2020
Puerto Rico was struck by a magnitude 6.4 earthquake the morning of January 7, 2020. Roughly two-thirds of Puerto Rico remains without electricity, many still don't have water and frightened residents were staying outside as a series of aftershocks rocked the island following the large earthquake. It hit before dawn Tuesday, leaving a man dead and causing dozens of homes and structures to crumble and was centered off Puerto Rico's southern coast, 6 miles south of Indios. Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced declared a state of emergency and activated the Puerto Rico National Guard as she pleaded with residents to remain calm and prepare for aftershocks.
Customers are strongly encouraged to read their Description of Coverage or Insurance Policy for details regarding their available coverage.  For plans that do offer coverage for natural disasters, please note that there is no coverage for this specific event under any plans purchased on or after January 7, 2020.  Please contact April Travel Protection with questions.

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