4/12/2013 02:26:00 PM

Above-Average Hurricane Season Expected for 2013

A NASA image of Hurricane Katrina making landfall; image courtesy of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center via Flickr
Meteorologists predict that there could be 12 tropical storms with nine escalating to hurricanes in 2013, USA Today reports. In an average year, there are 12 tropical storms with seven turning into hurricanes, based on weather records dating back to 1950. That would make 2013 an above-average year. However the 2012 forecast predicted 10 tropical storms and four hurricanes, but 19 storms with 10 hurricanes ended up happening (including the devastating Sandy in the Northeast).

Planning a trip to the Caribbean or East Coast this hurricane season? You might want to consider travel insurance. When you're selecting a policy, be sure it covers you for delayed flights, trip interruptions and trip cancellations due to a hurricane threatening or destroying your intended destination. Your policy should also cover non-medical evacuations to get you out of your destination before a storm arrives.

Will this prediction affect your travel plans?  Will you book a trip to the Caribbean or East Coast this summer?  


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  2. The Caribbean and Eastern coastline of the United States are excellent places to have a vacation. However, traveling during the Atlantis hurricane season always needs some proper planning. Having travel insurance is something of absolute necessity during this time of year for visitors to these vacation spots.