I live on the west coast of Florida, with the east coast threatened by Hurricane Dorian. I had two guests with reservations and emailed them to let them know they might want to try again after the hurricane went by. One cancelled and one did not. The prices were higher because it was the Labor Day weekend.
The guest who said they were not worried about Dorian were from the east coast of Florida, where it looked like the hurricane was going to come ashore–but they nonchalantly went on with their plans, brought their own kayaks and had a good time. Our weather cooperated and they went out kayaking several times each day. They left to go home the day before Dorian was supposed to land at their home and it took them five hours to drive there.
That makes me wonder, what would I have done IF Dorian had come into their area. If they had to stay extra days, what would I have done? Charged them for the extra nights? And, the obvious other question would be if the other nights were already reserved by someone else, which they were before they canceled, what would I have done then?
Ideas please, the hurricane season in Florida does not end until November, so there will probably be other similar occurrences.