Natural Disaster Impact on Banking Operations
Advice for Consumers
The FDIC is working cooperatively with all the state and federal banking agencies and other organizations to determine the status of financial institutions located in the affected areas. If you have questions concerning the operations of your financial institution, please call your financial institution or visit your financial institution's web site. General preparedness information and state specific information may be obtained through the following web sites.
Consumers and business owners experiencing difficulties beyond their control should actively reach out to and work with their financial institutions. Search BankFind for bank branch locations and websites.
The FDIC has published several artlcles that may be helpful:
- Preparing Your Finances for a Flood, Fire or Other Disaster: Having a Plan (FDIC Consumer News, Summer 2016)
- Disaster Recovery and Your Money: A Basic To-Do List (FDIC Consumer News, Summer 2011)
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (www.consumerfinance.gov)The CFPB published tips for consumers impacted by natural disasters to help them rebuild their financial standing.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (www.fema.gov)This website contains links to disaster survivor assistance and how to apply for assistance in the event you are impacted by the storm. You also may follow FEMA on Twitter and Facebook.
Ready.gov (www.ready.gov)This site contains valuable information on developing personal preparedness plans as well as flooding safety tips.
Red Cross (www.redcross.org)
The Red Cross site contains information on how to donate and volunteer to provide disaster assistance. Also, follow the "Get Help" tab for information on shelter locations, disaster recovery guidelines and how to register for the "Search the Safe and Well" registry.
Social Security Information on Office Closings and Emergencies (www.socialsecurity.gov)