The NCUA on Friday issued a bulletin to credit unions and theirmembers as Topical Storm Isaac moved toward the Gulf of Mexico and an expectedlandfall sometime Tuesday between New Orleans and Tallahassee,Fla.

“Credit unions operating and people living in the Gulf Coastregion know they need to prepare for serious storms,” said NCUABoard Chairman Debbie Matz. “We're reminding them today to takeprudent precautions and that NCUA continues to protect deposits atfederally insured credit unions during sunny days and after badstorms.”

The NCUA said it stands ready to activate the agency's emergencyresponse plan, if necessary, which includes airing public serviceannouncements that their deposits are insured, and activating itsemergency hotline so members can check the status of their creditunions.

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