Travel Insurance Alerts


Sometimes, events happen that can affect available coverage for new travel insurance plans. If it is a high-profile event that can affect many of our policyholders, we release a travel insurance alert so travelers are aware that coverage for a certain event has been cut off for any plans purchased after the announced date. A list of these alerts is below. Remember, travel insurance is designed to protect you against unforeseen events, which means it is meant to be bought before a covered event occurs. Please contact us if you have questions about a travel insurance alert.

2018

October 22 - Tropical Storm Vicente
Tropical Storm Vicente formed October 19, 2018 in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. 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 October 19, 2018.

October 22 - Tropical Storm Willa
Tropical Storm Willa formed Saturday October 20, 2018 in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. 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 October 20, 2018.

October 9 - Tropical Storm Nadine
Tropical Storm Nadine formed today October 9, 2018. Nadine is moving toward the west-northwest with this motion forecast to continue through tonight and a turn toward the northwest forecast Wednesday through Friday. Currently, maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph. Additional strengthening is expected through Wednesday, with Nadine possibly beginning to weaken by early Thursday. Nadine is also forecast to become a tropical depression on Friday. At this time, there are currently no coastal warnings or watches in effect and 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 October 9, 2018. 

October 8 - Tropical Storm Michael
Tropical Storm Michael formed yesterday October 7, 2018. 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 October 7, 2018.

October 1 - Tropical Storm Walaka
Tropical Storm Walaka formed Saturday September 29, 2018 in the Central Pacific Ocean. 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 September 29, 2018.

October 1 - Tropical Storm Sergio
Tropical Storm Sergio formed Saturday September 29, 2018 in the Pacific. Sergio is moving toward the west with this motion forecast to continue through tonight and a turn toward the west-northwest is expected on Tuesday. Currently, maximum sustained winds have increased to near 70 mph and strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, Sergio is expected to become a hurricane later today and a major hurricane by Wednesday morning. At this time, there are currently no coastal warnings or watches in effect and 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 September 29, 2018. 

September 26 - Tropical Storm Kirk
Tropical Storm Kirk formed today September 26, 2018. Kirk is moving toward the west, with a westward to west-northwestward motion expected over the next few days and by Thursday night, Kirk is expected to move over the Lesser Antilles within the Tropical Storm warning area. Currently, maximum sustained winds have increased to near 60 mph, and there is expected to be little change in strength until Kirk crosses the Lesser Antilles, followed by weakening over the eastern Caribbean Sea. Tropical Storm warnings are currently in effect for Barbados, St. Lucia, Dominica, Martinique, and Guadeloupe. A Tropical Storm watch is currently in effect for St. Vincent and the Grenadines. 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 September 26, 2018.

September 25 - Tropical Storm Rosa
Tropical Storm Rosa formed today in the Pacific ocean, about 385 miles southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico. Rosa is moving toward the west-northwest and this general motion is expected to continue for the next few days. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 45 mph, additional strengthening is likely, and Rosa could become a hurricane on Tuesday. There are currently no coastal warnings or watches in effect and Rosa poses no immediate threat to land, 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 September 25, 2018.

September 24 - Sub-Tropical Storm Leslie
Sub-Tropical Storm Leslie formed yesterday in the Atlantic and is currently moving towards the south. Little motion is expected today, but an eastward motion at a faster forward speed is forecast tonight and Tuesday. Maximum sustained winds for Leslie are near 40 mph. Little change in strength is forecast during the next day or so, but Leslie is forecast to strengthen when it merges with a frontal system in two to three days. At this time there are no coastal warnings or watches in affect and 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 September 23, 2018.

September 13 - Sub-Tropical Storm Joyce
Sub-Tropical Storm Joyce formed yesterday in the North Atlantic and is currently moving southwest with this general motion continuing over the next few days. Maximum sustained winds for Joyce are near 40 mph and slow weakening is expected of this storm through Sunday.  At this time there are no coastal warnings or watches in affect and 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 September 12, 2018. 

September 10 - Tropical Storm Paul
Tropical Storm Paul formed Sunday September 9, 2018 in the Pacific ocean. Paul is currently moving toward the northwest, and a turn toward the west-northwest is expected by tonight. Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph. Weakening is forecast, and Paul is expected to become a remnant low in a few days. At this time there are currently no coastal warnings or watches in effect with 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 September 9, 2018. 

September 10 - Tropical Storm Isaac
Tropical Storm Isaac formed September 8, 2018 in the Atlantic Ocean. 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 September 8, 2018. 

September 10 - Tropical Storm Helene
Tropical Storm Helene formed September 7, 2018 in the Atlantic Ocean. 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 September 7, 2018.

September 4 - Tropical Storm Florence
Tropical Storm Florence formed September 1, 2018 in the Atlantic Ocean. 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 September 1, 2018.

September 4 - Tropical Storm Olivia
Tropical Storm Olivia formed September 2, 2018 in the Eastern North Pacific Ocean. 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 September 2, 2018. 

September 4 - Tropical Storm Gordon
Tropical Storm Gordon formed yesterday in the Atlantic ocean and is moving toward the northwest. This general motion is expected to continue until landfall occurs tonight along the north-central Gulf Coast. On the forecast track, the center of Gordon will move across the northern Gulf of Mexico today, and will approach the north-central Gulf Coast within the hurricane warning area late this afternoon or evening, moving inland over the lower Mississippi Valley tonight and early Wednesday. Rain accumulations and a few tornadoes are possible this afternoon through tonight near the coasts of Mississippi, Alabama, and the Florida Panhandle. Currently, maximum sustained winds remain near 65 mph and some strengthening is expected today. Gordon is forecast to be a hurricane when it makes landfall along the north-central Gulf Coast. However, Rapid weakening is forecast after Gordon 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 September 3, 2018.

September 4 - Boundary Wildfire
The Boundary Fire was reported August 23 at approximately 6:15 pm. The fire is located in the Boundary Creek Valley, near the Campbell Mountain area 1 mile west of Upper Waterton Lake in northeast Glacier National Park. All trails originating from Goat Haunt are closed. Currently, the fire is still burning and helicopters continue to perform water bucket drops on active areas of the fire, but as of now there is 0% containment. 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 August 23, 2018.

September 4 - Howe Ridge Wildfire
The Howe Ridge Fire is a wildfire in Glacier National Park in the U.S. state of Montana. Ignited by a thunderstorm on the evening of August 11, 2018, the fire was located on the northwest side of Lake McDonald. Windy and dry conditions fueled the fire to rapidly expand and evacuation orders were issued for the North Lake McDonald road, Lake McDonald Lodge area, Sprague Creek and Avalanche Campgrounds and the Going-to-the-Sun road from the foot of Lake McDonald to Logan Pass. On August 19, an additional evacuation order was issued for the Fish Creek Campground. The fire is still burning with 12% containment. 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 August 11, 2018. 

August 29 - Tropical Storm Norman
Tropical Storm Norman formed yesterday, August 28, 2018, in the East Pacific. Currently, maximum sustained winds are near 65 mph with rapid strengthening to be forecast in the next 48 hours. Norman is expected to become a hurricane later today, and possibly a major hurricane on Thursday. The storm is currently moving toward the west-northwest, but a gradual turn to the west-southwest is anticipated during the next several days. At this time there are no hazards affecting land and no coastal watches or warnings in effect. 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 28, 2018.

August 27 - Tropical Storm Miriam
Tropical Storm Miriam formed yesterday, August 26, 2018, in the Pacific Ocean. Miriam is currently moving west and this general motion is expected over the next couple of days, a turn towards the west-northwest is expected Thursday and at this time there is no active threat to land and no coastal warnings or watches in effect. Currently, maximum winds are near 65mph. Additional strengthening is forecast during the next two to three days and Miriam is expected to become a hurricane tonight or early Tuesday. 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 26, 2018.

August 15 - Sub-Tropical Storm Ernesto
Sub-Tropical Storm Ernesto formed today in the Central Atlantic Ocean. Currently, maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph moving north/northeast. Some additional strengthening is possible during the next 24 hours, however,  the storm is expected to become a post-tropical cyclone Thursday night or early Friday and currently poses no 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 August 15, 2018. 

August 15 - Tropical Storm Lane
Tropical Storm Lane formed today in the East Pacific located about 1,235 miles southwest of the southern tip of Baja California, Mexico. Currently, maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph moving westward, although still too soon to determine if this storm will affect the Hawaiian Islands. The storm is forecast to become a hurricane on Friday and could become a major hurricane on Saturday. 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 15, 2018. 

August 8 - Tropical Storm Kristy
Tropical Storm Kristy formed yesterday in the Pacific. Currently, maximum sustained winds for Kristy are near 45 mph. Kristy is expected to slowly strengthen over the next few days. 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 7, 2018. 

August 8 - Tropical Storm Debby
Tropical Storm Debby formed yesterday in the North Atlantic, but is expected to be short lived. Currently, maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph. Little change in strength is forecast today, with slow weakening expected to begin late tonight or on Thursday. Debby is forecast to dissipate over the far northern Atlantic by Thursday night. 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 7, 2018.

August 8 - Ferguson Wildfire
The Ferguson Fire is now in its 27th day. The incident started July 13, 2018 on the Sierra National Forest. Currently, it has burned across 91,502 acres with 38% containment. There have been 2 fatalities, 11 injuries to date, and 10 structures have been destroyed. The Ferguson Fire is now the largest fire in the Sierra National Forest's History. This fire is being managed as a full suppression fire. 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 July 13, 2018. 

August 7 - Ranch and River Wildfires
The Ranch and the River fire started July 27, 2018, impacting the Mendocino, Lake, Glenn, and Colusa county. Currently, the Ranch fire has burned across 225,001 acres and is 21% contained and the River fire has burned across 48,663 acres with 58% contained. 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 July 27, 2018. 

August 7 - CARR Wildfire
The CARR fire currently impacting Shasta and Trinity county, started on July 23r 2018. Thus far, it has burned across 163,207 acres with 45% containment. 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 July 23, 2018. 

August 6 - Tropical Storm Hector
Tropical Storm Hector formed August 1, 2018 in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. 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 1, 2018. 

August 6 - Tropical Storm John
Currently, maximum sustained winds for John have increased to near 70 mph. John is forecast to become a hurricane later today and a major hurricane on Tuesday. 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 5, 2018.

August 6 - Tropical Storm Ileana
Currently, maximum sustained winds are near 65 mph. Strengthening is expected during the next day or so, and Ileana is forecast to become a hurricane later today. Gradual weakening is expected to begin Tuesday night, and Ileana is forecast to dissipate by Wednesday afternoon or evening due to its proximity to the much larger Tropical Storm or Hurricane John located to its southwest. 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 5, 2018. 

July 24 - Greece Wildfires
Around 500 firefighters are currently battling the five deadly major wildfires around Greece, as stated by a fire official. These fires have already caused severe loss of life and damage to the areas affected, with winds of 50mph contributing to the rapid spread of these wildfires.  One fire is to the east of Athens near Kineta; one to the west of Athens in Kallitexnoupolis, near Mati; one near Corinth and two in Crete in the Chania region. At least 74 people have died in the wildfires near Athens, Greece. In addition to deaths, it has also been reported that at least 164 adults have been injured, 23 children have been hurt and 715 people have been evacuated, mainly from the area of Mati. The fires are the deadliest to have hit the country since blazes that burned through the southern Peloponnese in August 2007, killing dozens.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 July 23, 2018.

July 10 - Tropical Storm Chris
Currently, maximum sustained winds for Tropical Storm Chris are near 70 mph. Chris is forecast to strengthen into a hurricane later today when it moves over warmer waters, and some additional strengthening is expected through Wednesday night. It is also predicted that Chris will become a strong post-tropical cyclone by Thursday night or early Friday. 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 8, 2018.

July 6 - Tropical Storm Beryl
Tropical Storm Beryl formed yesterday over the Tropical Atlantic. Currently, maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph with additional strengthening to be in the near forecast. Beryl could become a hurricane by Today or Saturday, however,  Beryl is forecast to degenerate into an open trough just east of the Lesser Antilles 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 July 5, 2018.

June 25 - Tropical Storm Daniel
Tropical Storm Daniel formed Sunday in the Pacific. Currently, maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph with higher gusts. Weakening is expected to begin later this morning with Daniel forecast to become a tropical depression by late tonight or early Tuesday morning. 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 24, 2018.

June 11 - Tropical Storm Bud
Tropical Storm Bud formed June 9, 2018 in the Pacific Ocean. 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 9, 2018.

May 25 - Sub-Tropical Storm Alberto
Sub-Tropical Storm Alberto formed  today over the Northwestern Caribbean Sea. Currently, maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph with higher gusts and gradual strengthening is forecast for the next 72 hours. On the forecast track, Alberto is expected to pass near the eastern coast of the Yucatan peninsula tonight, be near the western tip of Cuba Saturday morning, emerge over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico by Saturday night, and approach the north-central Gulf Coast on Monday. All areas are expected to experience heavy rainfalls as the storm passes through. 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 May 25, 2018. 

May 4 - Kilauea Volcano Eruption
A volcanic eruption has spewed molten rock and hazardous gas from the ground in a small community on Hawaii's Big Island, sending people fleeing from their homes as trees burn and the threat of more destruction is feared. The cracks in Kilauea volcano's rift zone erupted Thursday and early Friday, spurting lava in Leilani Estates, a community of about 1,700 people near the Big Island's eastern edge. Authorities ordered residents of Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens to evacuate to two community centers, which are serving as shelters. 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 May 3, 2018.

March 2 - Winter Storm Riley
Winter Storm Riley is causing coastal flooding, knocking out power and grounding flights along the Eastern seaboard. Winter Storm Riley walloped parts of the United States Friday morning with raging winds and heavy snow. In some areas winds were reported at speeds of more than 40 miles per hour. A nor’easter, Riley made its most significant impact in certain Northeast regions like New York and Boston. Riley brought severe weather to millions in the Northeast. Hundreds of flights into and out of New York and Boston were canceled, while mass power outages in certain regions as far south as North Carolina were reported. Amtrak suspended numerous services along its Northeast route as the region braced for intensified weather. “This is a LIFE & DEATH situation for those living along the coast,” the National Weather Service’s Boston arm tweeted. 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 event under any plans purchased on or after March 2, 2018.

February 7 - Winter Storm Liam
Winter Storm Liam is now bringing snow, sleet and freezing rain into the East after slickening a swath of the Plains, Midwest and South Tuesday. Winter Storm Liam's path is bringing a combination of ice, snow, and rain across the Ohio Valley and the Northeast today, causing thousands of flight delays and hundreds of cancelations across the country. As of this morning, Winter Storm Liam brought freezing rain to states stretching from Texas to Arkansas, and from 1 to 4 inches of snow in parts of Illinois, southern Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and western Pennsylvania, according to the Weather Channel’s latest forecast. More than 20 states issued winter weather alerts with advisories currently in effect for threats of snow, freezing rain, and sleet, in areas including Louisville, Columbus, Cleveland, Detroit, Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, Hartford, Boston, and most of New York. Winter Storm Liam's path is expected to push into Canada  tonight, with precipitation expected to come to an end by early Thursday, according to the Weather Channel. 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 event under any plans purchased on or after February 6, 2018. 

January 12 - Winter Storm Hunter
Winter Storm Hunter began hitting much of the U.S. Wednesday, with its first phase bringing snow, freezing rain or sleet to the Plains and the Midwest. Early Thursday, the storm had brought blizzard conditions into Bismarck, the Grand Forks, and Salina, spreading snow into the Texas panhandle and into Michigan by later that evening. The latest forecast shows that the storm will continue marching into the eastern Great Lakes and into the Ohio Valley through today, bringing rainy conditions to New York, Washington D.C., Pittsburgh, Knoxville, and Burlington and snow in Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Traverse City by tonight. As the storm is expected to continue to move into the weekend, cities such as Detroit and Indianapolis can expect snowy and wet conditions arriving today, and will want to keep their eyes out for possible closures according to the Weather Channel’s latest forecast. Slippery roads and spotty power outages are still expected in cities that include Boston, Portland, New York, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Cincinnati, Charleston, Cleveland, Paducah, Memphis, Louisville, and Nashville throughout Saturday. The National Weather Service has put out winter storm watches, warnings, and advisories for areas from Mississippi to the central Plains and the Rockies. The storm will also bring snow into the Washington Cascades and northern Rockies, eastern Montana, northwest Wisconsin, and Michigan's western Upper Peninsula, causing potentially hazardous roads, bridges, and overpasses. 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 event under any plans purchased on or after January 10, 2018.

2017

December 13 - New York City Bomb Terrorist Attack
A man wearing a homemade pipe bomb set off the explosive in a busy transit hub on Monday morning, injuring five and setting off panic during the morning commute. Authorities said the explosion in a walkway below Port Authority Bus Terminal was an isolated attempted terrorist attack. Officials said the suspect, 27-year-old Akayed Ullah, pledged allegiance to ISIS and said he acted in response to Israeli actions in Gaza. The suspect was also stated to have had at least two devices, the device that detonated was a foot-long pipe that contained black powder, a battery, wiring, nails and screws. It was attached to Ullah with Velcro and zip ties. The explosive chemical ignited in the pipe but the pipe itself did not explode, lessening its impact, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo told CNN's Wolf Blitzer. “Fortunately for us, the bomb partially detonated," he said. "He did detonate it, but it did not fully have the effect that he was hoping for." The suspect, Ullah, is currently being treated for laceration and burns to his hands and abdomen at Bellevue Hospital and the five injured were treated for minor injuries in area hospitals. 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 a terrorist act, please note that there is no coverage for this specific event under any plans purchased on or after December 11, 2017.

November 1 - New York City Truck Attack
Around 3:05pm EST yesterday, a 29-year-old man in a rented pickup truck drove down a busy bicycle path near the World Trade Center in Manhattan, New York City. Eight people were killed and almost a dozen injured. After crashing the truck into a school bus, the suspect left the vehicle while displaying imitation firearms and was shot in the abdomen by a police officer, where he was than later taken into custody. A senior law enforcement official has stated that authorities found a note claiming the attack was made in the name of ISIS near the truck used in the attack, however, it is still under investigation. 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 a terrorist act, please note that there is no coverage for this specific event under any plans purchased on or after October 31, 2017. 

October 11 - Northern California Wildfires
Including but not limited to the counties of Sonoma, Napa, and Mendocino, Powerful wildfires fanned by strong winds ravaged parts of Northern California's wine country on Monday, killing at least 13 people and destroying some 1,500 structures including wineries, homes and resorts. About 20,000 people were forced to evacuate, some of them fleeing on foot and by car as the fires quickly overtook their towns, the authorities said. State fire officials estimated that 17 separate fires, the first group of which began Sunday night, had burned about 115,000 acres over eight counties. More than 100 people had been taken to hospitals by Tuesday morning, and officials said that the tallies of the dead and injured were likely to rise. The main north-south highway that connects San Francisco to the northernmost parts of California was closed Monday as fire engulfed both sides of it. These fires have left more than 94,000 without power as of Tuesday morning, most of them in the North Bay Division and Sonoma area, and gas service was shut off to 30,000. With increased resources headed to the region to battle the wildfires, "hopefully we'll start seeing some turnaround throughout the course of today and into tomorrow," Scott McLean, deputy chief of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or Cal Fire, said earlier today. In the meantime, evacuation efforts are continuing, and dozens of shelters have opened across Northern California. 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 October 9, 2017. 

October 11 - Anaheim Wildfire
In Southern California, a fire in the Anaheim Hills, about 40 miles southeast of Los Angeles had broken out Monday morning October 9, 2017 and burned through thousands of acres, sending smoke pouring into Orange County and turning the sky a smoky shade of orange. It is said to be the biggest in the county in nearly a decade which has currently burned more than 7,500 acres and at least 24 structures were destroyed with another 5,000 threatened, fire officials said. The fire has prompted mandatory evacuation orders for some residents within the Orange county. 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 October 9, 2017.

October 9 - Tropical Storm Ophelia
Tropical Storm Ophelia formed today October 9, 2017 over the open Atlantic. Ophelia’s  maximum sustained winds have increased to near 40 mph with higher gusts and some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, However, there are currently no coastal watches or warnings in effect and 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 October 9, 2017.

October 5 - Tropical Storm Nate
Tropical Storm Nate formed today October 5, 2017 in the Atlantic Ocean. It is currently located inland over the northeastern Nicaragua, with maximum sustained winds near 40 mph. There is expected to be little change in strength today while the center is over land. However, strengthening is likely once the center moves over the northwestern Caribbean Sea tonight and Friday. 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 October 5, 2017.

October 4 - Tropical Storm Ramon
Tropical Storm Ramon formed today October 4, 2017 just south of Southern Mexico in the Pacific Ocean. Currently, maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph with higher gusts and heavy rainfall with strong gusty winds is possible along the coast of southern Mexico in the next day or so. 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 October 4, 2017.

September 25 - Tropical Storm Lee
Tropical Storm Lee formed September 16, 2017 in the Atlantic Ocean. 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 September 16, 2017.

September 18 - Tropical Storm Otis
Tropical Storm Otis formed Saturday, September 16, 2017 in the Pacific Ocean. 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 September 16, 2017. 

September 18 - Tropical Storm Maria
Tropical Storm Maria formed Saturday, September 16, 2017 in the Atlantic Ocean. 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 September 16, 2017.

September 14 – Tropical Storm Max
Tropical Storm Max formed yesterday September 13, 2017 in the Pacific Ocean. 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 September 13, 2017.

September 6 - Tropical Storm Katia
Tropical Storm Katia formed today September 6, 2017 in the southern Gulf of Mexico. Currently, Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 45 mph with some strengthening in the forecast during the next 48 hours. Tropical Storm Katia was 105 miles east of Tampico, Mexico, and was moving southeast at 2 mph. Forecasters said the storm is expected to turn southeast within 24 hours and continue moving in that direction through Thursday. Friday, it is expected to turn southwest and make landfall in Mexico 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 September 6, 2017.

September 5 - Tropical Storm Jose
Tropical Storm Jose formed today September 5, 2017 over the open Atlantic Ocean, making it the tenth tropical storm of the season. Jose currently has maximum sustained winds near 40 mph with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours and Jose could become a hurricane by Friday. The storm is about 1,500 miles east from the Lesser Antilles, a group of islands in the Caribbean Sea and is moving west-northwest. However, on its current path, the storm appears to steer north and avoid making landfall. 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 September 5, 2017.

August 31 - Tropical Storm Lidia
Tropical Storm Lidia formed yesterday August 30th, 2017 in the Pacific Ocean. Currently, maximum sustained winds have increased to near 50 mph. on the forecast track, the center of Lidia will be near the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula during the next several hours, and will move over the peninsula through Friday night. Some additional strengthening is possible today. Weakening is expected tonight through Friday night as the center moves over the Baja California peninsula. 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 30, 2017.

August 30 - Tropical Storm Irma
Tropical Storm Irma formed today August 30, 2017 over the far Eastern Atlantic Ocean. Currently, maximum sustained winds are near 50mph with some strengthening forecasted over the next 48 hours. It has been stated that Irma could become a hurricane by Friday, but at the moment there is 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 August 30, 2017.

August 21 - Tropical Storm Kenneth
Tropical Storm Kenneth formed Friday August 18, 2017 in the Pacific Ocean. 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 18, 2017.  

August 17 - Tropical Storm Harvey
Tropical Storm Harvey formed yesterday August 17, 2017 in the Atlantic Ocean. Tropical Storm Harvey is bringing heavy rain and gusty winds to the Windward Islands, and may pose a threat early next week in parts of Central America's Caribbean coast. Slow strengthening is expected this weekend as Harvey tracks through the Caribbean Sea. Tropical storm warnings have been issued for parts of the Windward Islands, including Martinique, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. A tropical storm watch is in effect for Dominica, where those conditions are possible within that timeframe. 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 17, 2017.

August 17 - Barcelona Terrorist Attack 
Earlier today, a vehicle deliberately drove into pedestrians in a popular tourist area in the center of Barcelona, Spain, in what Spanish police have characterized as an act of terror. At least 13 people are dead and approximately 50 more are reportedly injured in the attack. 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 a terrorist act, please note that there is no coverage for this specific event under any plans purchased on or after August 17, 2017.

August 14 - Tropical Storm Gert
Tropical Storm Gert formed yesterday, August 13, in the Atlantic Ocean. Currently, maximum sustained winds have increased to near 60 mph with even higher gusts. Swells generated by Gert are expected to begin to affect portions of the coast of North Carolina and Virginia later today. In addition, strengthening is forecasted among the next few days with a possibility of transformation into a hurricane by tomorrow night. 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, 2017. 

August 8 - Tropical Storm Franklin
Tropical Storm Franklin formed August 6 in the Atlantic Ocean. Currently, maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph and It is possible Franklin may cause rainfall amounts of 3 to 6 inches across the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico and Belize through Wednesday, with the highest amounts over the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. These rains could produce life-threatening flash floods. 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 6, 2017.

July 31 - Tropical Storm Emily
Tropical Storm Emily formed July 31 in the Atlantic Ocean. Emily is currently approaching Tampa Bay Florida and heavy rainfall is to be expected over the central and southern Florida peninsula. 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 31, 2017.

July 19 - Tropical Storm Greg
Tropical Storm Greg formed yesterday in the Pacific Ocean. Greg is moving west-northwest away from the Mexican coastline. 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 18, 2017.

July 19 - Tropical Storm Don
Tropical Storm Don formed July 17 in the Atlantic Ocean. Don strengthened into a tropical storm on Monday evening but was quickly torn apart by strong winds high up in the atmosphere on Tuesday night. Despite the storm weakening, people on the islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao can expect a brief period of drenching rain, gusty winds and rough seas at midweek. Meanwhile, conditions should improve over the Windward Islands. 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 17, 2017. 

July 7 - Tropical Storm Eugene
Tropical Storm Eugene formed on Friday, July 7, in the Pacific Ocean. 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 7, 2017.

June 26 - Tropical Storm Dora
Tropical Storm Dora formed Sunday, June 25, in the Pacific Ocean. 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 25, 2017. 

June 21 - Tropical Storm Cindy
Tropical Storm Cindy formed yesterday in the Gulf of Mexico. Cindy is expected to move northwestward and approach the coasts of southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas late Wednesday into Wednesday night, before moving inland near the Texas/Louisiana border Thursday. 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 20, 2017. 

June 20 - Tropical Storm Bret
Tropical Storm Bret formed on Monday in the Atlantic Ocean and was heading along the coast of Venezuela, where officials declared a storm warning and urged residents to take precautions. 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 19, 2017.

May 23 - Manchester Terrorist Attack
On Monday, May 22, at least twenty-two people were killed and another 59 people were wounded in a suicide attack after an Ariana Grande concert at England’s Manchester Arena. The Islamic State terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the attack. 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 a terrorist act, please note that there is no coverage for this specific event under any plans purchased on or after May 22, 2017.

March 23 - London Terrorist Attack
London was struck by a terror attack on Wednesday, March 22, that killed three people and left dozens injured in the city's deadliest attack in over a decade. 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 a terrorist act, please note that there is no coverage for this specific event under any plans purchased on or after March 22, 2017.  

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