CUs must be prepared for emergency situations.

As the saying goes, when you fail to plan, you plan to fail. This old adage is especially relevant when it comes to emergency preparedness – from natural disasters to robberies to server outages – and credit unions need to be prepared for a variety of emergency situations.

It seems every day I turn on the news and see the impacts of another emergency, from last year’s hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, to this year’s ongoing volcano eruption in Hawaii and numerous school shootings around the country. While credit unions certainly can’t control these events, they can be prepared when something does happen through training, and by implementing an emergency preparedness and crisis communications plan.

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