Saturday, June 27, 2015

Natural Disasters… Don't let them ruin your vacation!

No one likes to have bad weather on their vacation, but it's a whole other ballgame when a natural disaster hits! Make sure to research what severe weather events can happen at your travel destination, and avoid them if possible. Here are some basic tips to keep in mind:

I wasn't expected a winter storm in New Zealand in September,
but you never know when a once in a generation storm will hit!
Best to be prepared for anything.
1) Hurricane season is June - November in the Caribbean and Atlantic Oceans.  Typhoon season is May - October in the Pacific Ocean.

2) Tornados can hit anytime, but are most likely in March - June.  They are also more prevalent in the United States than in any other country.

3) Heat waves are common in the summer (June - August in the Northern Hemisphere and January - March in the Southern Hemisphere).

Some natural disasters are hard to predict, such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Just make sure you're aware of the dangers and have an emergency plan! In addition, travel insurance is a must for expensive trips. See my previous post on this topic and stay safe!

Some disasters can't be predicted, like Volcano Eruptions,
and caution has to be taken year round.

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