Tropical Storm Andres Officially Identified & Named By U.S. Weather Service on June 21, 2009

 

A Tropical Storm formed in the eastern Pacific, 200 miles south of Zihuatanejo, Mexico and 330 miles southeast of Manzanillo, Mexico, and was identified and given the name Tropical Storm Andres by the U.S. National Hurricane Center at 8 p.m. PDT [11 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time]  on Sunday, June 21, 2009. The storm was named after reaching maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour.

 

Travel Insured plans purchased at or after 11 p.m. EDT [8 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time] on June 21,  2008 will not provide coverage for adverse weather claims resulting from Tropical Storm Andres or its resulting weather pattern. Plan holders may contact our Customer Care Department [ info@travelinsured.com ] with questions about this announcement.

 

According to the U.S. National Hurricane Service, reporting at 5 a.m. PDT [8 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time] on Tuesday, June 23, 2009, Andres intensified in strength to 70 m.p.h. winds and is expected to become a hurricane [minimum 74 m.p.h. sustained winds] later on the date of June 23. As of the 5 a.m. June 23 report, Tropical Storm Andres was centered 110 miles south-southeast of Manzanillo, Mexico, moving northwest at 9 m.p.h., and was expected to reach the southwestern coast of Mexico within 24 hours.

  

Additional resources for storm related questions:

 

U.S. National Weather Service: www.noaa.gov
The Weather Channel: www.weather.com

American Red Cross: www.redcross.org

Federal Emergency Management Agency: www.fema.gov

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