Fire destruction Uncontrollable fires are one type of disaster that can devastate communities.

A Florida Keys native, Maggie Sayer lived through Hurricane Andrew in 1992 when she was a child, Hurricane Wilma in 2005 when she worked at a local bank, and Hurricane Irma in 2017 as director of technology for the $150 million Keys Federal Credit Union.

“Each storm presents its own set of challenges,” Sayer, who was appointed president/CEO of Keys FCU last year, reflected. “There’s preparation and that’s great; it’s something you should go through, but you also have to be ready to put your big girl pants on and figure out how you’re going to solve the problems before you, because it’s different every time. You cannot prepare for every single catastrophe that will happen or the nuances of each one.”

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