Natural Disaster Impact on Banking Operations
Information for Consumers and Bankers in the Affected Areas
The FDIC is working cooperatively with all of 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)
FEMA - www.fema.govThis website contains links to popular pages for monitoring Matthew's progress, disaster survivor assistance and how to apply for assistance in the event you are impacted by the storm. You may also follow FEMA on Twitter and Facebook.
Ready.gov - www.ready.govThis site contains valuable information on developing personal preparedness plans as well as hurricane safety tips.
Red Cross - www.redcross.org
The Red Cross site contains information on how to donate and volunteer to provide disaster assistance. Also, following the "Get Assistance " tab for information on shelter locations, disaster recovery guidelines and how to register for the "Search the Safe and Well" registry.
Social Security Administration - www.socialsecurity.govInformation for People Affected by Hurricanes
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - www.cfpb.govThe CFPB published tips for consumers impacted by hurricanes to help them rebuild their financial standing.
State AgenciesSee how your state is responding to the hurricane. Information includes information on road closures, shelters, power outages, and other useful information.
- Florida – http://www.floridadisaster.org/index.asp
- Georgia – http://gema.ga.gov/pages/default.aspx
- North Carolina - https://www.nccrimecontrol.org/
- South Carolina – http://www.scemd.org
- Virginia - http://www.vaemergency.gov/