Oct. 29, 2012 – The approach of Hurricane Sandy has spurred the closing today of schools in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area as well as federal government offices, and NAFCU's offices will be closed as well.
Today's closing is in accordance with the association's business continuity and disaster recovery plan. Also under that plan, NAFCU staff who are equipped and have power will be working remotely and responding to member inquiries via phone and email. Facilities and technology staff will also be monitoring the physical premises and communications systems.
“The standing policy here is to follow the federal government on closings and late openings in severe weather situations,” said NAFCU President Fred Becker. “We want our staff to be safe. At the same time, we all will be doing all we can to ensure the association’s business functions properly.”
NCUA on Friday issued a statement urging credit unions in the path of the storm to make preparations. The agency is ready to activate its disaster policy to assist credit unions affected by the storm.
The hurricane is expected to make landfall today; weather experts say it will combine with two other weather systems when it moves inland and will become more powerful.
- Federal offices closed today, Office of Personnel Management 10/28
- Hurricane Sandy marches north toward Mid-Atlantic Coast, The Washington Post 10/28
- Early voting canceled in Maryland on Monday due to approach of Hurricane Sandy, The Washington Post 10/28
- Hurricane Sandy and Washington, D.C., Washington Post Capital Weather Gang 10/28
- Hurricane Sandy: National Weather Service tells East Coast to Brace Yourselves, Politico 10/28
- NYSE Closing Stock Exchange Floor for Storm, The Wall Street Journal 10/28
- East Coast braces for worst, The Wall Street Journal 10/28
- Readout of President's briefing on Hurricane Sandy, White House 10/27
- NCUA statement 10/26
- Closely monitoring Hurricane Sandy, Federal Emergency Management Agency 10/25
- National Weather Service