Bomb Cyclone and Travelling to the US

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What is Bomb Cyclone?

With temperatures around the US East Coast already close to freezing. Forecasters are warning of worse to come with a Bomb Cyclone due to deliver plunging temperatures, strong winds, blizzards and coastal flooding. This severe weather it is very likely to cause travel disruptions. Our advice is to plan ahead and speak to your travel operator.

The Bomb, which is a term for a severe storm. It is defined by a very specific and very extreme drop in atmospheric pressure is currently forming off the coast of Florida and is expected to sweep up through the entire eastern coastline. Forecasters warn of a minimum of 4 inches of snow and blizzard conditions in the New York and Boston areas.

Travelling to the US

If the Bomb Cyclone is affecting your travel plans, we recommend that you liaise with your tour operator for guidance in the first instance. Your insurance policy will detail the covers and emergency helplines available to you in the event of delayed departures, cancellations and curtailment as well as the criteria necessary for a claim to be met.

Thomas Carroll Clients

For assistance with a travel claim enquiry, please contact your dedicated Thomas Carroll Claims Executive or alternatively call our offices on 02920 887733 or email


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