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Hurricane Katrina Examiner Guidance
Interagency Supervisory Guidance for Institutions Affected by Hurricane Katrina
February 3, 2006

Summary: The federal banking, thrift and credit union regulatory agencies and the state supervisory authorities in Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi have jointly issued the attached examiner guidance outlining the supervisory practices to be followed in assessing the financial condition of institutions affected by Hurricane Katrina.

  • Hurricane Katrina's devastating effects on the U.S. Gulf Coast region will continue to affect the business activities of the financial institutions serving that area for the foreseeable future.
  • The attached Interagency Supervisory Guidance for Institutions Affected By Hurricane Katrina describes examination procedures for institutions adversely affected by the hurricane.
  • In considering any supervisory response, examiners will give appropriate recognition to the extent to which weaknesses are caused by external problems related to the hurricane and its aftermath.

FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)

Suggested Routing:
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Lending Officer

Related Topics:
FFIEC Accounting and Regulatory Reporting Questions & Answers at

Interagency Supervisory Guidance for Institutions Affected by Hurricane Katrina
        Interagency Supervisory Guidance for Institutions Affected by Hurricane Katrina - PDF 36k (PDF

For Louisiana Institutions: Assistant Regional Director Cheryl Couch at or (972) 761-2070
For Mississippi Institutions: Assistant Regional Director Pat Lenfert at or (901) 821-5203
For General Inquiries: Examination Specialist Beverlea S. Gardner at or (202) 898-3640

Printable Format:
FIL-12-2006 - PDF 29k (PDF Help)

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Last Updated 03/21/2007

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