ACUA Alerts Credit Unions in the Path of Hurricane Irma to Prepare

Montgomery, AL (Sept. 8, 2017) – Credit unions in the path of Hurricane Irma are being advised to take precautions as the storm tracks closer to the U.S. mainland.

Hurricane Irma is currently a Category 4 storm, with sustained winds of 150 miles per hour. It is expected to strike the U.S. mainland this weekend, most likely south Florida, as early as Saturday. Any deviation in the storm’s track could place Alabama state chartered credit unions in harms way. ACUA is requesting that each credit union review its Disaster Preparedness and Response plans, test back up power sources, like generators and be prepared in the event the forecasted track moves west.

ACUA is tracking Hurricane Irma closely, and the agency will monitor the conditions of credit unions in the storm’s path. The agency will be ready to assist credit unions with maintaining or restoring operations, if necessary. NCUA maintains a hurricane and disaster information page on its website with more material on preparedness and staying safe.

Credit union members with questions may contact the ACUA at 334.353.5770 or In addition, NCUA’s Consumer Assistance Center at 800.755.1030 is available Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern. As a reminder, the NCUA’s Office of Small Credit Union Initiatives can provide urgent needs grants of up to $7,500 to low-income credit unions that experience sudden costs to restore operations interrupted by the storm.

The National Hurricane Center has an information page on Hurricane Irma, and the Federal Department of Homeland Security has an information page on being prepared for hurricanes. is a website developed by the NCUA to provide consumers information about credit unions. Click on logo above for a wide range of information about financial products and services available to credit union members.