Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by Hurricane Harvey. The resources listed below may be helpful to some of you and your customers.

To stay up to date on the latest information, follow the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness on social media and bookmark the state emergency website:

Looking for how you can help those affected by Hurricane Harvey?

Click on the links below for information on making donations through these funds.

ICBA Hurricane Harvey Community Bank Relief Fund

Hurricane Harvey Relief fund through the Texas Bankers Foundation

Volunteer Florida Foundation

Florida Disaster Fund, authorized by the State of Florida & administered by Volunteer Florida Foundation 

American Red Cross Donations 

Helpful Documents

Helpful Resources

Safe Deposit Specialists offer "FLOODED VAULT" Disaster Recovery Manual (on CD)

When a financial institution’s safe deposit vault and boxes are damaged by a hurricane or flood, a written disaster recovery plan is essential. Without this plan it will be very difficult to limit the institution’s legal exposure. This manual from Safe Deposit Specialists includes sample flood damage box renter notification letters, liability disclaimers, procedures and check lists for handling box content removal and replacement, vault access, insurance and security requirements and one of the most important issues; establishing adequate “health precautions” for all employees and box renters. Click here to visit their website