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  • Monday, February 19, 2018

  • Stay Safe throughout Hurricane Season with Expat Travel Insurance

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If you were paying attention to the news last week, then you were sure to see plenty of coverage of Hurricane Irene. The potential damage this hurricane could bring upon the east coast was well-documented, And while it did not prove quite as devastating as predicted, it was still quite powerful. What is important to keep in mind is that hurricanes are not isolate events. There are entire hurricane seasons, so plan your travel accordingly by purchasing expat travel insurance.

If you are living overseas for business purposes, there is a good chance you travel frequently. Maybe you need ot travel back to the corporate headquarters in your home country to offer reports on progress being made in the country you are living in. Or maybe you are traveling from country to country visiting with clients, prospects, vendors,suppliers, and other branches. Whatever the reason, you will of course need to plan your travel carefully throughout the year.

Hurricane season lasts for different durations of time in different parts of the world. There is an Atlantic hurricane season as well as a Pacific hurricane season. I nthe Atlantic, August and September represent the peak of hurricane season, although events have occurred outside that timeframe. There may also be fluctuations based on what part of the Atlantic you are in. In the Pacific, the primary window for hurricane activity lasts from June to November.

Why is this important to be aware of? Well, a novice traveler may see that one major hurricane has passed and assume it is ok to resume travel as normal. In reality, once one hurricane has left, a new one may not be all that far behind it. So you need to make it a point to monitor weather forecasts and protect yourself with items like trip cancellation and expat travel insurance policies. Commenting is not available in this channel entry.

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