Crisis Preparedness

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Hurricane Preparedness

We've consolidated information from local areas affected by the hurricane season, as well as national resources to help community banks stay prepared this season.

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Consumer & Business Response

View our collection of tips and tricks to help consumers and local businesses prepare for local disasters, get the latest news regarding community bank crisis response and more.

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Operational Risk

Operational Risk includes risks such as cyber, data and physical security, natural disasters, pandemics or other forces that should be addressed in a community bank's disaster recovery, business continuity, incident response, or pandemic plans.

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Natural Disaster News and Resources

ICBA to Congress: PPP Forgiveness Should Be Straightforward

Sep 1, 2021 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) today told Congress that the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program needs a simple, easy-to-use forgiveness process to ensure the program works as intended for small-business borrowers.

Treasury studying insurance sector climate risks

Sep 1, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
The Treasury Department said the Federal Insurance Office is requesting public comment on the insurance sector and climate-related financial risks.

Financial Times: Community banks ‘irreplaceable’ during pandemic

Aug 31, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
A new Financial Times article (paywall) reports on how community banks have been “irreplaceable” during the pandemic, including by leading the Paycheck Protection Program response.

Agencies issue statement on Hurricane Ida

Aug 31, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
Federal and state regulators said they will provide appropriate regulatory assistance to institutions affected by Hurricane Ida.

FEMA - Daily Calls for Broad Stakeholder Business & Industry Coordination Call Regarding Hurricane Ida

Aug 30, 2021 | Sector Calls
FEMA invites you to participate in daily at 3 pm Eastern addressing coordinated efforts regarding recovery in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida.

ICBA testifying on PPP forgiveness

Aug 30, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA Chairman Robert Fisher is scheduled to testify this Wednesday at a House Small Business Committee hearing on what’s next for Paycheck Protection Program forgiveness.