It’s been nearly four years since Hurricane Katrina ravaged Mississippi and Louisiana, and there are still many physical and emotional reminders of how our lives-both personally and professionally-were turned upside down. Likewise, I’m sure our neighbors to the west in the Houston and Galveston areas are still feeling the effects from last year’s Hurricane Ike.

Events such as these demonstrate the importance for credit unions to have a disaster recovery plan in place to enable them to successfully respond to and recover from a major disaster. Although disaster planning is a topic the NCUA and individual state regulators continue to emphasize, it still gets too little attention until a major event occurs.

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