Tropical Storm Cindy a reminder to credit unions for disaster planning

Credit unions along the Gulf Coast are putting disaster plans into action as Tropical Storm Cindy bears down on the region Wednesday.

Tropical Storm Cindy formed in the Gulf of Mexico and was heading towards the Texas-Louisiana border Wednesday afternoon. It was expected to make landfall sometime late Wednesday before moving inland Thursday.

Areas of the south were already seeing significant rainfall Wednesday, but the most threatening element of the storm is the potential for inland flooding, says Scott Teel, vice president of organizational development with Agility Recovery, a CUNA Strategic Services alliance provider.

“This is a learning opportunity,” Teel says. “This is not a tremendously intense storm, so it’s almost like a practice. But it’s also a reminder that it only takes one intense storm in your areas to change the trajectory of your credit union.”


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