#Travel: 3 Tips for traveling during Hurricane and Typhoon Season

On the heels of one of the strongest typhoons in recent years to hit Philippines and Hong Kong, Typhoon Mangkhut, as a traveler, it’s always important to know what to do if you’re ever stuck in a hurricane or typhoon, both tropical cyclones.

If you’re planning a trip to a tropical cyclone-prone destination, make sure you’re prepared. Here are three tips for those traveling during hurricane and typhoon season:

1. Stay Alert & Informed
If you’re traveling to the US, you can  check the National Hurricane Center website for updates leading up to your trip – they usually name a hurricane 36 to 48 hours in advance. For typhoon tracking in Asia, you can check for updates on Hong Kong Observatory website.

2. Purchase Travel Insurance Early
Most comprehensive travel insurance policies include cancellation coverage in the event of a hurricane or tropical storm. According to  Yonder Travel Insurance, purchase your plan early because you will no longer be able to purchase a policy with coverage for a named storm once it’s deemed “foreseeable.”

3. Pack Smart
Your trip is finally here and the weather looks like it’s going to hold! Make sure you’re still prepared if something changes. Pack a small first aid kit, battery-powered flashlight (I prefer a headlight so your arms are free to carry things), and non-perishable foods (protein bars are light to carry and last forever), just in case a natural disaster heads your way.


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  1. Avatar chew chew July 10th, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    You cannot force another country to buy your drugs. If the drugs are good for you, grow them and sell them to your local customers. And those who want to have sex while chewing miraa can go ahead. Nobody is stopping them. These silly arguments will not force the British to open up their market and conduit for miraa.

    1. Avatar nowhereinafrica07 July 11th, 2013 at 5:36 pm

      I love this…….sex has nothing to do with the economy…silly pigs…

  2. Avatar Domingo July 11th, 2013 at 7:47 am

    “……they have been making over Sh41 billion per week” that works out to 2.1 Trillion a year, more than tea and coffee combined!? such nonsense from our “educated” mp’s.

    1. Avatar JeffM July 11th, 2013 at 1:05 pm

      I believe she meant 41 million. Surely her maths do not add.

  3. Avatar hannah July 11th, 2013 at 10:41 am

    If they MPs were attentive, they would note the British government’s reason for banning miraa. It has little to do with libido, as far as this story is concerned.

  4. Avatar nowhereinafrica07 July 11th, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    Foolish Pigs…..you were prewarned of essential contact only. Soon your coffee and your tea will be declared unfit for human consumption……soon your flowers will be declared hazardous to the community and the world at large….WHAT WILL YOU DO? After all, isn’t your country a sovereign state just like Britain? Chew your miraa. Sell some to your pigs….export others to Burundi……let the AU buy from you…..CHOICES HAVE CONSEQUENCES…CHOICES HAVE PRICES TAGGED TO THEM….PAY…..


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