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, territory, 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.
FDIC Information for Banks
- Press Release: Federal and State Financial Regulatory Agencies Issue Interagency Statement on Supervisory Practices Regarding Financial Institutions Affected by Hurricane Michael
- Financial Institution Letter: Meeting the Financial Needs of Customers Affected by Hurricane Michael and its Aftermath
- Lessons Learned From Hurricane Katrina: Preparing Your Institution for a Catastrophic Event
FDIC Information for Consumers
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)
- Disaster Recovery and Your Money: A Basic To-Do List (FDIC Consumer News)
- When People Face Tough Times, Crooks Try to Profit (FDIC Consumer News)
Valuable information on developing personal preparedness plans as well as hurricane safety tips. - www.ready.gov
Links to popular pages for monitoring Florence's progress, disaster survivor assistance and how to apply for assistance in the event you are impacted by the storm. You can also follow FEMA on Twitter and Facebook.
- How anyone can identify a legitimate Treasury check: https://fiscal.treasury.gov/fsreports/ref/goldBook/Check_Security_Features_update_12292014.pdf
- How banks can validate a Treasury check: https://tcva.fms.treas.gov/
Red Cross - www.redcross.orgThe Red Cross site contains information on how to donate and volunteer to provide disaster assistance. Also, the "Get Help" tab provides information on shelter locations, disaster recovery guidelines, and the "Contact Loved Ones" registry.
Social Security Administration - www.socialsecurity.govThis site provides information on Social Security office closures, safety preparedness, signing up for direct deposit, and more.
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection - www.cfpb.govThe CFPB publishes tips for consumers impacted by hurricanes to help them rebuild their financial standing.
See how your state is responding to the hurricane. The following links provide information on road closures, shelters, power outages, and other resources.