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 alerts for vacation rental travel insurance plans is below.

Remember, travel insurance is designed to help 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

December 11 - Strasbourg, France, Terrorist Attack
A man opened fire in a Christmas market in Strasbourg, France, on December 11. At least two people have been confirmed dead and 12 others wounded, six of those considered in critical condition. The suspect, 29-year old Cherif Chekkatt, was wounded during an exchange with police and soldiers protecting the market, but is still at large. Although the attacker has not been apprehended, officials have lifted the lockdown of the city and schools have reopened. Additional security has been provided to the other Christmas markets throughout France. 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, 2018. 

December 5 - Winter Storm Diego
Winter Storm Diego began in California on Wednesday December 5 and was named later that day. Its current projection has it traveling across the Southern part of the United States and is believed to last through the rest of the week, potentially extending through the end of the week and into Monday. Winter advisories and watches have been ordered in Texas and Oklahoma with more expected soon. The storm is expected to reach the East Coast by Saturday and travel delays are expected due to heavy rains, ice and snow, particularly over the busy hub of the Atlanta International Airport. 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, please note that there is no coverage for this specific event under any plans purchased on or after December 5, 2018. 

November 26 - Winter Storm Bruce
Winter Storm Bruce began in the Midwest over the weekend, was named Monday, November 26 and is currently making it’s way across the Northeast. Winter advisories and watches have been ordered for the Northeastern part of the U.S. with the belief this will develop in to a Nor’easter and drop heavier amounts of snow in the coming days. Between Sunday and Monday, more than 2,800 flights have reportedly been cancelled due to the storm. The storm is expected to last with lingering effects through Wednesday, November 28. 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 November 26, 2018.

October 22 - Hurricane Willa
Tropical Storm Willa strengthened into a Hurricane southwest of Mexico, Sunday October 21, 2018. The hurricane center said it could make landfall along Mexico's southwestern coast Tuesday night or Wednesday morning and bring with it a life-threatening storm surge. 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 21, 2018. 

October 8 - Hurricane Michael
Previous Tropical Storm Michael strengthened into a Hurricane today, Monday October 8, 2018. Michael is moving toward the north with a slightly faster northward motion expected through Tuesday night, followed by a northeastward motion on Wednesday and Thursday. The center of Michael is expected to move towards the western tip of Cuba in a few hours and into the southeastern Gulf of Mexico by tonight. Michael will move across the eastern Gulf of Mexico Tuesday and Tuesday night, and is expected to move inland over the Florida Panhandle or Florida Big Bend area across the southeastern United States Wednesday night and Thursday. Maximum sustained winds are near 75 mph. Steady to rapid intensification is expected during the next day or so, and Michael is expected to become a major hurricane by Tuesday or Tuesday 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 October 8, 2018. 

October 3 - Hurricane Leslie
Previous Tropical Storm Leslie strengthened into a hurricane today, October 3, 2018. Leslie is nearly stationary, and little motion is expected today. A northward motion is forecast to begin tonight, and this motion should continue through Friday night. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 75 mph and some additional strengthening is expected during the next day or so. At this time, there are currently no coastal warnings or watches in effect, However, large swells generated by Leslie will continue to affect portions of the southeastern coast of the United States, Bermuda, and the Bahamas during the next few days. Swells are also expected to increase near the coasts of New England and Atlantic Canada by the end of the week.  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 3, 2018.

October 2 - Hurricane Sergio
Previous Tropical Storm Sergio strengthened into a hurricane yesterday, October 1, 2018. Sergio is moving toward the west. This motion is forecast to continue today and a turn towards the west-northwest is expected by tonight, followed by a northwestward motion on Wednesday. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 85 mph and additional strengthening is expected during the next couple of days. Sergio is forecast to be near major hurricane strength by Wednesday or Wednesday night. 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 1, 2018. 

October 1 - Hurricane Walaka
Previous Tropical Storm Walaka strengthened into a Hurricane far southwest of Hawaii, Sunday September 30, 2018. Walaka is moving toward the west-northwest with this motion expected to continue, with a turn toward the northwest to begin later today, followed by a turn toward the north late tonight through Tuesday night. Maximum sustained winds are near 125 mph, making Walaka a category 3 hurricane. Rapid intensification is expected today into tonight with little change in intensity Tuesday through Tuesday night. There is a hurricane warning currently in effect for Johnston Atoll, Tropical storm winds are expected across the island starting tonight or early Tuesday, with Hurricane conditions expected by Tuesday afternoon. 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 30, 2018.

September 26 - Hurricane Rosa
Previous Tropical Storm Rosa strengthened into a hurricane today, September 26, 2018. Rosa, is moving toward the west-northwest, this motion is forecast to continue for the next two days and a turn towards the northwest is expect by Saturday. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 75 mph and rapid strengthening is forecast to continue through tonight. Afterward, strengthening should continue at a slower rate through Friday. There are currently no coastal warnings or watches in effect at this time, However, swells generated by Rosa will affect portions of the coast of southwestern Mexico and the southern Baja California Peninsula late this week and 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 26, 2018.  

September 10 - Hurricane Isaac
Previous Tropical Storm Isaac strengthened into a Hurricane yesterday September 9, 2018. Isaac is moving toward the west with maximum sustained winds currently at 75 mph. A westward motion with a slight increase in forward speed is expected through the end of the week. On the forecast track, Isaac should move across the Lesser Antilles and into the eastern Caribbean Sea on Thursday and is expected to weaken during that 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 9, 2018. 

September 10 - Hurricane Helene
Previous Tropical Storm Helene strengthened into a Hurricane Sunday September 9, 2018 over the Tropical Atlantic. Helene is moving toward the west-northwest, and this general motion with a decrease in forward speed is expected through late Tuesday, followed by a turn toward the northwest and toward the north-northwest on Wednesday and Thursday. At this time, maximum sustained winds are near 105 mph. Some additional strengthening is expected today and Helene is forecast to become a major hurricane by tonight. Currently, there are no coastal warnings or watches in effect with no immediate threat to land, and steady weakening is forecast to begin by late 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 September 9, 2018. 

September 4 - Hurricane Florence
Previous Tropical Storm Florence strengthened into a Hurricane today September 4, 2018. Florence is moving towards the west-northwest and this motion is expected to continue through Wednesday. A slower northwestward motion is forecast to begin Thursday and continue through the weekend. Currently, maximum sustained winds have increased to near 75 mph. Little change in strength is expected through tonight, but weakening is forecast to begin Wednesday and continue through Friday. There are no coastal warnings or watches in effect at this time, with no current threat to land through 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 4, 2018. 

September 4 - Hurricane Olivia
Previous Tropical Storm Olivia strengthened into a Hurricane September 3, 2018. Olivia intensified into a Category 2 Hurricane with maximum sustained winds near 105 mph. Additional strengthening is expected today, however Olivia is expected to gradually weaken beginning late Wednesday. Olivia is moving toward the west, a general motion that is expected through tonight, with a turn toward the west-northwest tomorrow. Currently, there are no coastal warnings or watches in effect with 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 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 30 - Hurricane Miriam
Previous Tropical Storm Miriam strengthened into a hurricane Wednesday afternoon August 29th, 2018. Miriam is heading north-westward across the central pacific far away from land with maximum sustained winds near 80mph. Some additional intensification is expected today, followed by fairly rapid weakening Friday through Saturday night. Currently, there are no coastal warnings or watches in effect and 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 29, 2018. 

August 30 - Hurricane Norman
Previous Tropical Storm Norman strengthened into a hurricane Wednesday afternoon August 29th, 2018. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 150 mph and Norman is currently moving west. This motion is expected to continue today, and a west-southwestward motion is forecast on Friday, followed by a turn back toward the west and west-northwest over the weekend. Norman is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Some additional strengthening is forecast during the next 12 to 24 hours with gradual weakening anticipated to begin by Friday night or Saturday, however, Norman is expected to remain a very powerful hurricane during the next few days. As of now, there are no coastal warnings or watches in effect for Norman and no hazards affecting 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 29, 2018. 

August 20 - Hurricane Lane
Previous Tropical Storm Lane strengthened into a hurricane Thursday evening August 16th, 2018. On Saturday, Lane crossed into the Central Pacific basin, and is still tracking westward. Currently, maximum sustained winds are near 125 mph making it a Major hurricane, and all interests in the Hawaiian Islands are continuing to monitor future progress, due to the large uncertainty in the future track and intensity of Lane. 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 16, 2018. 

August 8 - Hurricane John
Previous Tropical Storm John strengthened into a Hurricane Monday August 6th, 2018.  Currently, maximum sustained winds are near 100 mph. Gradual weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and John is expected to become a tropical storm by late 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 August 6, 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 - Hurricane Hector
Previous Tropical Storm Hector strengthened into a Hurricane August 2, 2018. Hurricane Hector is currently a category 4 hurricane with winds of 140 mph. It is expected to track west and pass south of the Big Island of Hawaii midweek. Gusty winds, rough surf, coastal flooding, and rip currents can be expected as reported by the National Weather Service. 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 2, 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 6 - Hurricane Beryl
Previous Tropical Storm Beryl strengthened into a Hurricane today July 6, 2018 in the Atlantic Ocean. Currently, sustained winds have increased to near 75 mph. Some additional strengthening is forecast today. Beryl is forecast to quickly weaken by late Saturday and become a tropical storm or degenerate into a strong open trough near the Lesser Antilles late Sunday or Monday. 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 6, 2018.  

June 11 - Hurricane Bud
Previous Tropical Storm Bud strengthened into a Hurricane June 10, 2018 in the Pacific Ocean. Maximum sustained winds are currently near 120 mph, and the core of hurricane bud is moving away from the southwest coast of mainland mexico but rainbands are lingering near the coast. Bud is a category 3 hurricane, some additional strengthening or fluctuations in intensity are possible later today, but a turn toward the north-northwest and slow weakening is expected to begin 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 June 10, 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, 2017.

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 - Hurricane Ophelia
Previous Tropical Storm Ophelia strengthened into a Hurricane today October 11, 2017. Currently, maximum sustained winds have increased to near 75 mph with higher gusts and is expected to strengthen during the next 48 hours. At this time however, there are no coastal warnings or watches in effect for Ophelia and no threats affecting 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 11, 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.

September 25 - Hurricane Lee
Previous Tropical Storm Lee strengthened into a Hurricane September 24, 2017 in the Atlantic Ocean. Lee is beginning to move toward the south-southwest over the open Atlantic, with no current threat to land. Maximum sustained winds are near 90 mph with higher gusts.  Little change in strength is forecast during the next 48 hours. 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 24, 2017. 

September 18 - Hurricane Otis
Previous Tropical Storm Otis strengthened into a Hurricane yesterday September 17, 2017 in the Pacific Ocean. Otis appears to have no threat to land, as there is currently no coastal warnings or watches in effect. Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 100 mph and rapid weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours. 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 17, 2017. 

September 18 - Hurricane Maria
Previous Tropical Storm Maria strengthened into a Hurricane yesterday September 17, 2017 in the Atlantic Ocean. Currently, maximum sustained winds are near 110mph, making Maria a Category 2 hurricane. Additional rapid strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Maria is expected to become a dangerous major hurricane before it moves through the Leeward 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 September 17, 2017. 

September 14 - Hurricane Max
Previous Tropical Storm Max strengthened into a Hurricane today September 14, 2017 in the Pacific Ocean. Currently, Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 85 mph with higher gusts.  Additional strengthening is possible before the center of Max reaches the coast of Mexico later today.  Weakening is forecast once Max makes landfall, and it is expected to dissipate over the mountains of southern Mexico by late 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 September 14, 2017.  

September 7 - Hurricane Katia
Previous Tropical Storm Katia strengthened into a Hurricane yesterday September 6, 2017. Currently, maximum sustained winds have increased to near 80 mph with higher gusts and is expected to strengthen during the next 36 hours. Tonight or early Friday, Katia will begin to move toward the coast of Mexico and could be near major hurricane strength at 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 6, 2017. 

September 7 - Hurricane Jose
Previous Tropical Storm Jose strengthened into a Hurricane yesterday September 6, 2017.  Currently, maximum sustained winds have increased to near 90 mph and is forecast to strengthen during the next 48 hours. The Leeward islands are also currently monitoring Jose with a chance of hurricane and tropical storm watches, likely to be required for portions of these islands later this 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 September 6, 2017.

August 30 - Hurricane Irma
Tropical Storm Irma formed 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.