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Travelling to Punta Cana in 2 weeks; Hurricane Irene?

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Travelling to Punta Cana in 2 weeks; Hurricane Irene?

We are leaving to DR, Punta Cana in about 2 weeks, but debating should we get a travel insurance since the Hurricane Irene is in the news every day. Or will it be done by the time we are there? Or should we cancel the trip alltogether now? Any commenst is greatly appreciated.

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1. Re: Travelling to Punta Cana in 2 weeks; Hurricane Irene?

If you read the forum here there are a few topics on this already running that you could read. That said, Irene is done and over with already for the D.R. You ARE travelling during hurricane season and those are the chances you take when booking during hurricane season, it usually means a day or two of not-so-great weather. Travel insurance is a good idea no matter when or where you are travelling to, never leave home without it.

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2. Re: Travelling to Punta Cana in 2 weeks; Hurricane Irene?

ditto the above post

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3. Re: Travelling to Punta Cana in 2 weeks; Hurricane Irene?

Ditto by debinatore.

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4. Re: Travelling to Punta Cana in 2 weeks; Hurricane Irene?

Ditto.

How can think of travelling without insurance, it is for all problems not just hurricanes.

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5. Re: Travelling to Punta Cana in 2 weeks; Hurricane Irene?

I think if you listen more carefully to the news broadcasts you will find that they are more worried about the damage it will do to the US

As I said yesterday it would be nice if all new threads on any such weather features were perhaps prefaced with "I hope all the local people are OK, safe and well and that there has not been too much damage to their property" or something along those general lines

No offence meant

Edited: 26 August 2011, 11:13
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6. Re: Travelling to Punta Cana in 2 weeks; Hurricane Irene?

The most people only care about themselves, stuppid selfish !!

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7. Re: Travelling to Punta Cana in 2 weeks; Hurricane Irene?

1000% with you Jojo!

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8. Re: Travelling to Punta Cana in 2 weeks; Hurricane Irene?

Which is very sad indeed

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9. Re: Travelling to Punta Cana in 2 weeks; Hurricane Irene?

In seriousness, not all are travel savvy, nor really know where they are going until they get there, outside their comfort zone. Thus having concerns about systems that are now 1000 miles away and getting further by the minute, is not something that should come as a surprise.

Wedyana....this forum is to provide info and education and with that in mind, what I would like you to do leading up to your vacation is to look at a site like www.stormcarib.com and look for any active weather systems off the coast of Africa. That is where anything might flare up and cause us issues here. Once to the west or north of us...a system is no longer a factor to us locally.

Hope you have a great time in Punta Cana!

Cheers

Puntacana Mike

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10. Re: Travelling to Punta Cana in 2 weeks; Hurricane Irene?

Come on folks, let's be reasonable. There is nothing any travellers can do to alleviate any difficulties endured by residents affected by the hurricane. So prefacing that we "hope all is well" before enquiring about conditions for future travel serves no real purpose.

Most people are not heartless and selfish in he face of these situations. They are simply looking for some guidance. It's not a very nice way to welcome new members to the board.

I think we need to lighten up a little.