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.
FEMA - www.fema.gov
This website contains links to popular pages for monitoring Sandy'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.gov
This 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.
See how your state is responding to the hurricane. Information includes information on road closures, shelters, power outages, and other useful information.
- Connecticut - http://www.governor.ct.gov/malloy/site/default.asp
- Delaware - http://dema.delaware.gov/
- Massachusetts - http://www.mass.gov/portal/
- Maryland - http://mema.maryland.gov/Pages/default.aspx
- Maine - http://www.maine.gov/mema/prepare/
- North Carolina - https://www.ncdps.gov/DPS-Services/Crime-Prevention
- New Hampshire - http://www.nh.gov/readynh/
- New Jersey - http://www.ready.nj.gov/
- New York - http://www.governor.ny.gov/
- Pennsylvania - http://www.readypa.org/portal/server.pt/community/pa_gov/20387
- Virginia - http://www.vaemergency.gov/
- Vermont - http://vem.vermont.gov/
The FDIC is drafting a letter to bankers encouraging them to work with borrowers in the areas hit hard by the storm. In turn, consumers and business owners experiencing difficulties beyond their control should feel free to actively reach out and work with their financial institutions.
- Frequently Asked Questions for Bank Customers in Areas Affected by Hurricane Sandy
- Interagency Press Release: Agencies Issue Statement on Supervisory Practices Regarding Financial Institutions and Borrowers Affected by Hurricane Sandy
- Preparing Your Institution for a Catastrophic Event
- Disaster Recovery and Your Money: A Basic To-Do List (FDIC Consumer News, Summer 2011)
Government Agencies Providing Help
- Social Security Information for People Affected by Hurricanes
- General Information Regarding the Hurricane Recovery (USA.gov)
- Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – The CFPB published tips for consumers impacted by Hurricane Sandy to help them rebuild their financial standing.