FTC: Hurricane Season Begins June 1; Is Your CU’s Disaster Plan Ready?

Weather has played a part in a credit union’s business continuity and disaster planning for decades, but with ever increasing changes in climates areas of the country are seeing increasingly disaster weather they have not seen before. It is prudent to revisit your plan each year to ensure your credit union is ready to react as needed. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) wants to help.The FTC has free information to help people prepare for, deal with, and recover from extreme weather events like hurricanes, tornadoes, and other natural disasters.

The mobile-friendly Web site, ftc.gov/weatheremergencies, has four sections:

The site also provides Picking Up the Pieces after a Disaster, a customizable one-page handout, which includes key tips for consumers from the site. The handout lets people and organizations add local consumer protection and emergency service contacts, print copies, and distribute them throughout their communities.

The Federal Trade Commission works to promote competition, and protect and educate consumers. You can learn more about consumer topics and file a consumer complaint online or by calling 1-877-FTC-HELP (382-4357). Like the FTC on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, read our blogs, and subscribe to press releases for the latest FTC news and resources.

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Questions about business continuity and disaster planning? Contact Nicola Foggie at nfoggie@njcul.org