Hurricane Michael is a category 4 storm with sustained winds of 130mph.
We’re thinking of everyone in her path and hope this resource page helps you either get out or stay up to date on the latest news to make your travels smoother.
TOP MICHAEL STORIES (UPDATED: October 10 at 4:30pm ET)
- CNN: Hurricane live updates
- NBC: Hurricane Michael makes landfall in Florida Panhandle as powerful Category 4 storm
- NPR: How are you preparing for Hurricane Michael
- NYT: Hurricane updates
- USA TODAY: Hurricane Michael falls short of a Category 5 – by just 2 mph
- WASHINGTON POST: Category 4 storm roars ashore with winds reaching 155 mph
GOOD TO KNOW
- Call 311 not 911 for downed trees and flooding. 911 should only be dialed for true emergencies.
- What to Do: Weather Delays and Flight Cancellations
- Flight delay information – air traffic control system command center
- Flight trackers
- Google’s crisis map
- Every hotel website and phone #
- Every car rental website and phone #
- Every cruise line website and phone #
- CDC: Mold cleanup and remediation
- How a coin and a cup of water could keep you from getting sick
GOOD TO KNOW FOR NEXT STORM
Buy travel insurance as soon as you purchase your trip because once a storm is formed you can’t buy it. I use Allianz Travel Insurance. Full disclosure: I work as an ambassador for Allianz Global Assistance (AGA Service Company) and receive financial compensation.
Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card
- Earn 80,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $1,000 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®.
- 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide, eligible delivery services, takeout and dining out & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
- Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 80,000 points are worth $1,000 toward travel.
- Get unlimited deliveries with a $0 delivery fee and reduced service fees on orders over $12 for a minimum of one year on qualifying food purchases with DashPass, DoorDash's subscription service. Activate by 12/31/21.
- Earn 5X points on Lyft rides through March 2022. That’s 3X points in addition to the 2X points you already earn on travel.
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