Hurricane Harvey Resources

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TBA continues to monitor Hurricane Harvey information as it pertains to the banking industry. The Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center revealed the following information:

  • It is acceptable for multiple banks to share a mobile or standing branch. This is much easier if there is a shared core provider.
  • Bankers may use personal vehicles during this emergency period to deliver cash if there is no one else to do it. It is recommended that bankers take an armed guard if possible.
  • The Federal Reserve says cash is available as long as they can refuel their vehicles. The Fed can deliver from both San Antonio and Dallas if Houston is unable. The Fed is open for business.
  • The regulators would appreciate the information on closed branch locations, estimated duration, etc. They are also willing to allow for temporary branch locations. They stressed the importance of keeping the regulators informed.
  • According to the Governor's Office, banks should advise their customers that in order to receive assistance, they must register and start the process at this website.

Resources:

The ABA's Crisis Communications Toolkit
2017 Incident Response Playbook
Statement from the Regulators
FAQ for Bank Customers
"Help After Harvey": Information for consumers from the Texas Department of Insurance
Help for Homeowners and Renters
Disaster Recovery Resources for Firms & Companies: A guide put together by Postlethwaite & Netterville
Texas Department of Banking information
Sample News Release: 7 Ways to Prepare for Hurricane Season

FEMA Resources

Fema resources on Hurricane Harvey

Federal Assets Supporting State Response Efforts as Rain Continues to Deluge Area

FEMA Coordinating Federal Support for Hurricane Harvey

DHS Office of Cyber and Infrastructure Analysis

Tropical Storm Harvey Infrastructure Impact Summary

Federal Trade Commission

FTC Advice for Helping Hurricane Harvey Victims

Regulators

OCC Guidance (Aug. 29, 2017)

FDIC Guidance and Resources