Disaster Preparedness & Relief

In times of natural disasters, concern for our credit unions and the communities they serve is a top priority for the League of Southeastern Credit Unions & Affiliates (LSCU) and the Southeastern Credit Union Foundation (SECUF). That’s why the SECUF has a disaster preparedness and relief fund available to assist our credit unions, staff and board members.

Disaster Preparedness Webinars: Credit Union Operations & Personal


Disaster Relief Donations

Contributions and donations are currently being accepted.

Disaster Relief Fund Pledge:

Download and print SECUF Pledge Form.
Disaster Preparedness & Relief Resources

Use the Status Update by CU form to update the League on the status of your credit union following a disaster. The document is a PDF that can be completed electronically. This will help the LSCU assist credit unions more quickly following a disaster.

LSCU Resources:

LSCU's Plan to Assist our Credit Unions

Pre Storm Credit Union Resources:

Disaster Preparedness Webinars RecapCACU Storm Preparedness
Do You Have a Pet Emergency Preparedness Plan?
How to Evacuate Before a Storm or Flood
Disaster Safety for People with Disabilities
Flash Flood Safety and Damage Prevention Guide
FEMA Flood Map Service Center: Search by Address

Post Storm Credit Union Resources:

C1 Contingency Services Guide
Status Update by SDCC
Re-Opening Checklist
Steps After Flooding for Temporary Branch and Rebuilding

CUNA Resource Community

The Disaster Hotline is available 24/7 for your credit union’s use. This hotline was set up specifically to provide information to your credit union’s employees during a disaster such as a hurricane or other disaster in which your credit union’s primary communications are down.

Post Storm Staff/Personal Resources:

Cleaning After a Flood
Flood Health and Safety
Food Safety After a Storm
Safe Cleaning After a Home Flood: What You Need to Know
FEMA Disaster Assistance

CUNA Disaster Relief Resources

CUNA, with the assistance of the Cornerstone League, has developed a disaster mutual aid community. This online community connects credit unions affected by recent natural disasters with help from other credit unions and system partners. Needs are matched with offers of help.

CUNA, PSCU and CO-OP launched a call center to facilitate credit unions getting information to their members in the wake of a disaster. Call center operators monitor web sites and information compiled by the LSCU in order to assist consumers with information about operating status, ATM and shared-branch locations and other important information. Numbers are:

(866) 564-3519
(844) 897-2060 (with service options for hearing impaired)
LEVERAGE Disaster Preparedness & Relief Resources
NCUA Disaster Preparedness Resources

The NCUA has a number of resources to help credit unions create their disaster plan. The NCUA suggests that federally chartered credit unions review their plan on a regular basis and have a “dry run” to ensure the credit union is prepared in case a disaster hits.

Hurricane-impacted credit unions in Alabama, Florida and Georgia with the NCUA low-income designation are qualified for up to $7,500 in money through NCUA’s Urgent Needs Grant funding round, which is available year-round. Additional information on this grant funding round can be found here.

The state of Alabama, the state of Florida and state of Georgia also have very good resource pages that credit unions should bookmark and refer to during times of natural disasters.

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