BATON ROUGE, La. — Gulf Coast credit unions prepping disaster plans Tuesday for Hurricane Ike were warned by this state’s top credit union examiner that “there are lessons to be learned” about taking seriously early registration for emergency communication networks.

In assessing the aftermath of Hurricane Gustav, Sidney Seymour, the lead examiner for the Louisiana Office of Financial Institutions, said he has already conveyed his concerns to his counterparts in Texas, Ike’s latest target, about missteps of some Louisiana CUs that didn’t register for the Government Emergency Telecommunication Service or the Wireless Priority Service designed to keep crisis lines open.

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