Agent cautions vacationers about storm travel

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With nearly 2 million people evacuating the Carolinas, you can expect some travel headaches, but things can get worse when vacationers find themselves having to cut trips short or cancel them altogether. 

Travel agents suggest purchasing travel insurance from a reputable company while you make your initial deposit.

Travel insurance must be bought before the storm is named, and many policies have provisions for hurricanes. However, Hurricane Florence is just one of several tropical systems that local travel agent Debra Whitmore, owner of Destinations by Debra is looking at.

“I have quite a few clients going to Nassau next week so I am watching Issac to see what it does. They knew they were traveling during peak hurricane time, so they did purchase “cancel for any reason” travel insurance so we will try to re-schedule their trip if need be,” Whitmore said.

Whitmore also suggests that if you choose a cruise for a vacation, the ship can most often navigate around the storm so your vacation has fewer interruptions.

The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30.

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