October 1, 2010
Hurricane season is upon us and the Atlantic coast is seeing their fair share of the action of this overly active year. Most travelers not familiar with the Atlantic coastline may not even contemplate that it too is affected by hurricanes and tropical storms. Those who were not aware, are right now seeing what a even a tropical storm in the Southern Atlantic and Caribbean can do when it combines with an already active weather pattern along the east coast.
Tropical storm Nicole never became the monster that many who live and visit the Atlantic region fear, but it did make an impact on those areas. Even now, the remnants of Nicole continue to play havoc off the coast of the Northeast. Once dry roads have become submerged and are causing quite a stir in the state of New York. Phone problems, flight delays, closed roadways and any number of other inconveniences are making travel to the Northeast more than just a little time consuming.
This week’s already rainy weather off the coast of North Carolina, New York and a number of other states was compounded by the remnants of Nicole merging with the stagnant storm system in the area. Though tourism is not at a standstill in the region, travelers should be advised as to areas that may have problems from the storm and change their plans if necessary.
Preparing For Inclement Weather During Travel With Tradewinds Travel Club
Though no city enjoys discouraging travel, these interruptions are to be expected during seasons when an area is prone to storms. For the traveler, it is advised that you take such factors into account when scheduling your trip. Preparing for delays and cancellations by purchasing travel insurance or booking reservations at locations that allow for no-fee cancellations are just two ways that you can help save yourself from losing out if the weather spoils your vacation plans. When planning a vacation, it is important to look into regional weather patterns and how the area is affected by weather in surrounding locations.
Weather.com is just one place that offers travel warnings and alerts online on weather impacts. Be diligent and keep tabs on what is going on at your destination before you go in order to prepare for possible inclement weather.
Current Weather Warnings And Alerts On The Atlantic Coast Include:
• Maine – Flood Watch
• New York – Flood Warnings and High Surf Advisories
• New Jersey – Flood Alerts
• Pennsylvania – Flood Warnings
Be a wise traveler and plan ahead with Tradewinds Travel Club. Rather than getting your information second hand, be sure to check the source before making changes in your travel plans. Remember that there are a number of ways in which you can be informed including weather apps for smart phones, media, web sources as well as contacting your accommodations directly. Be smart, be vigilant and travel with Tradewinds Travel Club this fall.