SAN DIEGO – [Aug. 7, 2014] – Hurricanes Iselle and Julio are expected to hit the Hawaiian Islands over the next few days, which could affect travel plans. Continuing its free assistance program that started July 3rdwith Hurricane Arthur, CSA Travel Protection (CSA) is once again offering emergency travel and medical assistance services free to all U.S. travelers and their families affected by the storm.
Anyone seeking assistance services can reach the CSA assistance centers directly by calling (855) 806-1090. Free services include flight and hotel booking, medical and legal referral, traveling companion assistance, emergency cash transfer and interpretation/translation services.
In addition to free assistance services, CSA recommends travelers utilize the following resources to help them prepare for their travels during hurricane season.
- Storm Prediction Center and National Weather Service provide weather forecasts, including major storm predictions. Be sure to check these sites before hitting the road.
- National Weather Service: National Hurricane Center, Ready.gov and FEMA offer hurricane preparedness guides and tips.
- Research shows that people are using social media to stay informed during emergencies. When cell phones won’t work but the internet will, Twitter, Facebook and other social networking resources are great tools for getting information quickly. Just be sure to use trusted sources that are dispelling rumors.
In an emergency hurricane situation, it’s important to use common sense. These resources are a guide for how to prepare for a hurricane. However, it’s impossible to predict the outcome even if everything is done right.
About CSA Travel Protection
CSA Travel Protection, a Europ Assistance Group company, is dedicated to providing valuable travel insurance and emergency assistance services to protect travelers’ vacation investments and provide the peace of mind one deserves while traveling. With over 20 years of experience, CSA has developed a reputation for standing behind its customers and by offering products and services to meet their needs. Through award-winning customer service, extensive experience and industry-leading innovation, CSA is with its clients every step of the way, whenever and wherever they are needed.