As people in Erie go south for warmer weather, AAA recommends taking extra steps during hurricane season. 

One of those is getting travel insurance. That can cover things like trip cancellations and medical expenses. 

Getting travel insurance should be something done while planning the trip. It’s not a last-minute purchase.

It’s important to research the plans available, AAA said.

"(People) buy products that they think 'Well, I thought travel insurance will cover it,'" said Jim Garrity, public affairs director for AAA East Central.

"When in reality, if you look at that fine print like a lot of people don't and travel advisors do, you can see that it doesn't cover certain things," he said.

He also suggested getting a travel advisor. They can help during the insurance-buying process and connect people with resources during a storm.