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 Foundation Receives Pledges of More Than $200,000 for Community Banks and Employees Affected by Hurricane Ian

Nov 3, 2022 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) Foundation today announced that the disaster relief program, activated in coordination with ICBA-affiliated Florida Bankers Association, has over $200,000 pledged to assist employees and families of Florida’s community banks affected by Hurricane Ian.

ICBA Foundation continues seeking Hurricane Ian donations

Oct 14, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The new ICBA Foundation Disaster Relief Program has raised more than $25,000 in its first 48 hours to assist community bank employees affected by Hurricane Ian—but more donations are needed from community bankers nationwide to support industry colleagues in Florida.

As Hurricane Ian makes landfall, ICBA offers community bank resources

Sep 29, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
With Hurricane Ian making landfall in Florida as a Category 4 hurricane, ICBA offers updates on its Hurricane Preparedness resource center.

ICBA offers hurricane resources as Ian approaches

Sep 27, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA updated its Hurricane Preparedness resource center with the latest on Hurricane Ian. With Ian on pace to make landfall with the west coast of Florida early Friday, the page offers community bankers tools to help weather the storm.

House members urge SBA to change PPP loan forgiveness policy

Sep 16, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
A group of House members led by Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-Pa.) sent an ICBA-supported letter to the Small Business Administration calling for common-sense reform to Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness.

Fed raises order limits for nickels, dimes, quarters

Sep 2, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The Federal Reserve said it will raise order limits for nickels, dimes, and quarters, effective Tuesday. Limits for pennies are unchanged.