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Tropical Storm Josephine
August 14th, 2020

 
Tropical storm Josephine formed Thursday morning, August 13, 2020 in the Atlantic ocean. Josephine is about 680 miles east-southeast of the northern leeward islands and moving toward the west-northwest near 17 mph. This general motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days followed by a turn toward the northwest late this weekend or early next week. Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph with higher gusts and some additional strengthening is forecast during the next day or so. At this time, Josephine poses no immediate threat to land, and there are no coastal watches or warnings in effect. However, On the forecast track, the center of Josephine is expected to pass to the northeast of the leeward islands over the weekend.
 
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 adverse weather and natural disasters, please note that there is no coverage for this specific storm under any plans purchased on or after August 13, 2020.


Hurricane Elida
August 11th, 2020


Tropical Storm Elida strengthened into a hurricane Monday, August 10, 2020 in the Pacific ocean. Elida Is about 250 miles southwest of the Southern tip of Baja California. Elida is moving toward the west-northwest near 14 mph, and this heading with a gradual decrease in forward speed is expected through Thursday. Maximum sustained winds are near 90 mph with higher gusts.  Some slight strengthening is possible this morning, but steady weakening is forecast to begin late this afternoon and continue into Thursday. At this time, there are no coastal watches or warnings in effect, however, swells generated by Elida are expected to affect portions of the coast of west-central Mexico and the southern Baja California peninsula during the next day or two.  These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.
   
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 adverse weather and natural disasters, please note that there is no coverage for this specific storm under any plans purchased on or after August 10, 2020.


Hurricane Isaias
July 31st, 2020
 

Tropical Storm Isaias strengthened into a hurricane Thursday night, July 30, 2020 in the Atlantic ocean. Currently, Isaias is about 365 miles south-southeast of Great Abaco Island and 295 miles Southeast of Nassau. Isaias is moving toward the northwest near 16 mph, and a general northwestward motion with some decrease in forward speed is expected for the day or so followed by a turn toward the north-northwest.  On the forecast track, the center of Isaias will continue to move near or over the Southeastern Bahamas today and is forecast to be near the Central Bahamas tonight, and move near or over the Northwestern Bahamas Saturday and near the east coast of the Florida peninsula Saturday afternoon through Sunday. Maximum sustained winds are near 75 mph with higher gusts.  Some strengthening is possible today and tonight, and Isaias is expected to remain a hurricane for the next few days. A hurricane warning is in effect for North of the Deerfield Beach to the Volusia-Brevard county line and a Hurricane warning has been put in place for the Northwestern and Southeastern Bahamas.
 
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 adverse weather and natural disasters, please note that there is no coverage for this specific storm under any plans purchased on or after July 30, 2020.


Tropical Storm Hanna
July 24th, 2020

 
Tropical Storm Hanna formed Thursday night, July 23, 2020 in the Gulf of Mexico. Hanna is around 260 miles east of Corpus Christi Texas and Port Mansfield Texas, with winds of 45 mph and moving toward the west-northwest near 9 mph, and this motion should continue today. A  turn toward the west is expected tonight, followed by a westward to west-southwestward motion through the weekend.  A tropical storm warning is in effect for the Mouth of the Rio Grande to San Luis Pass Texas and on the forecast track, the center of Hanna should make landfall along the Texas coast within the warning area Saturday afternoon or evening. Hanna is expected to bring heavy rains across portions of southern Texas. These rains could result in flash flooding and isolated minor to moderate river flooding. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 45 mph with higher gusts. Gradual strengthening is expected until the tropical cyclone makes landfall. Steady weakening is expected after Hanna moves inland.
 
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 adverse weather and natural disasters, please note that there is no coverage for this specific storm under any plans purchased on or after July 23, 2020.


Tropical Storm Gonzalo
July 22nd, 2020

 
Tropical Storm Gonzalo formed Wednesday, July 22, 2020 in the Atlantic ocean. Gonzalo is around 1,250 miles east of the southern Windward Islands, with winds of 45 mph and moving toward the west near 14 mph. A general westward motion at a faster forward speed is expected during the next few days. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 50 mph with higher gusts.  Additional strengthening is forecast during the next couple of days, and Gonzalo is expected to become a hurricane by Thursday. There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect, however, Gonzalo is expected to move near or over the southern Windward Islands this weekend, and could bring direct impacts from winds and heavy rainfall.
 
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 adverse weather and natural disasters, please note that there is no coverage for this specific storm under any plans purchased on or after July 22, 2020.


Hurricane Douglas
July 22nd, 2020

Tropical Storm Douglas strengthened into a hurricane Wednesday, July 22, 2020 in the Eastern Pacific ocean. Douglas is about 1,785 miles east-southeast of Hilo, Hawaii, and is forecast to turn west-northwest and increase speed by late Wednesday. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 75 mph with higher gusts with additional strengthening expected over the next day or two.  Some weakening could begin on Friday once Douglas begins to move over cooler waters. At this time, there are no coastal watches or warnings in effect, but the forecast cone from the hurricane center shows the storm could approach the Hawaiian islands by the second half of this weekend, and there is an increasing chance that strong winds and heavy rainfall could affect portions of the state beginning on Sunday.
 
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 adverse weather and natural disasters, please note that there is no coverage for this specific storm under any plans purchased on or after July 22, 2020.


Tropical Storm Fay
July 10th, 2020

 
Tropical Storm Fay formed Thursday, July 9, 2020 in the Atlantic ocean just off the coast of North Carolina. Fay is moving toward the north near 12 mph. A northward to north-northeastward motion at a faster forward speed is expected over the next couple of days. The center of Fay is forecast to move near the mid-Atlantic coast this afternoon and evening and move inland over the mid-Atlantic and northeast United States tonight and Saturday. Currently, maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph with higher gusts. Little change in strength is forecast today while the center remains over water. Weakening should begin after the center moves inland, and Fay is expected to weaken to a tropical depression by early Saturday.
 
Tropical Storm warnings and watches are in effect for Fenwick Island Delaware to Watch Hill Rhode Island including Long Island and Long Island Sound and Southern Delaware Bay. Minor coastal flooding and isolated tornadoes are also possible, within those areas. Fay is expected to produce 2 to 4 inches of rain with isolated maxima of 7 inches along and near the track from Delaware into New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania, southeast New York, and southern New England. The rain may result in flash flooding and urban flooding in areas with poor drainage where the heaviest amounts occur. Widespread river flooding is not expected at this time.
 
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 adverse weather and natural disasters, please note that there is no coverage for this specific storm under any plans purchased on or after July 9, 2020.


Tropical Storm Edouard
July 6th, 2020

 
Tropical Storm Edouard formed Sunday night, July 5, 2020 over the far North Atlantic ocean. Edouard is currently moving toward the northeast near 37 mph and this motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days. Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph with higher gusts and no significant change in strength is forecast before Edouard is forecast to become post-tropical later today. At this time, there are no coastal watches or warnings in effect for Edouard and it poses no immediate threat to land.

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 adverse weather and natural disasters, please note that there is no coverage for this specific storm under any plans purchased on or after July 5, 2020.


Tropical Storm Cristobal

June 2nd, 2020

Tropical Storm Cristobal formed Tuesday, June 2, 2020 in the Atlantic Ocean near the Gulf of Mexico. Cristobal is moving toward the south near 3 mph, and a turn toward the southeast and east is expected tonight and Wednesday, followed by a turn toward the north-northeast and north on Thursday night and Friday. On the forecast track, the center will cross the southern Bay of Campeche coast on Wednesday and move inland over eastern Mexico Wednesday night and Thursday, and move back over the Bay of Campeche Thursday night and Friday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph with higher gusts. Some increase in strength is possible until the center crosses the coast. Gradual weakening is forecast while the center remains inland, but re-strengthening is expected after Cristobal moves back over water Thursday night and Friday. Currently, there is a tropical storm warning in effect for the areas of Campeche to Puerto de Veracruz and tropical storm conditions are affecting the coast within portions of those areas.

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 adverse weather and natural disasters, please note that there is no coverage for this specific storm under any plans purchased on or after June 2, 2020.


As of January 29, 2020, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak was considered a foreseeable event.

Consequently, any event(s) related to COVID-19 for all new travel policies purchased on or after January 29, 2020 may thereby be excluded in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Policy. In addition, our plans exclude losses due to a pandemic. There will be no coverage for this event for losses occurred on or after 03/11/2020, the date COVID-19 was formally declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. Please note, our plans will not cover fear of travel, unless you purchased Trip Cancellation for Any Reason coverage. Customers are strongly encouraged to read their Description of Coverage or Insurance Policy for details regarding their available coverage. It is important to read your Description of Coverage/Policy confirmation documents carefully for coverage details applicable to your travel.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

The CDC is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a new coronavirus named 2019-nCoV, that was first detected in Wuhan, China. News about the Coronavirus is changing rapidly. The respiratory infection, which is closely related to SARS and MERS, has been spreading across China, and cases have been diagnosed in several other countries, including the United States. In the U.S., the CDC is reporting five confirmed cases from these states: Washington, Illinois, California and Arizona. In all cases so far, those patients had recently traveled to Wuhan, China. On January 27, 2020, the CDC issued a level three travel health notice, urging travelers to avoid non-essential travel to China.

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 illness, please note that the Coronavirus outbreak event could be considered foreseeable under any plans purchased on or after January 29, 2020.


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