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PSCU Supported Member-Owners During Hurricane Irma

Fri, Sep 8, 2017

Leading up to the landfall of Hurricane Irma, PSCU engaged in disaster preparedness to support its Member-Owners in light of the impending storm. PSCU's business continuity plans surrounding Hurricane Irma worked as anticipated. Post-storm updates from PSCU:

  • The St. Petersburg campus lost power for about 12 hours, during which time the generator kicked on as planned to run the data center and other critical safety and security areas. When the power resumed, everything transitioned back.

  • The CUSO also ran its settlement process successfully from Phoenix, validating the ability to perform this critical operation from either data center.

  • PSCU continues to send proactive updates ­ both internally to employees and externally to all of its Member-Owner credit unions affected by the storm ­ to offer updates and assistance.

  • PSCU, CUNA and CO-OP issued a combined announcement last week regarding a credit union system-wide disaster response effort. You can read more about that here.

  • More than 1,300 PSCU Member-Owner credit union branches were in the path of Hurricane Irma, representing nearly 130 credit unions. This includes credit unions with headquarters and/or branches in Florida, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Missouri and Puerto Rico.

Chuck Fagan, PSCU President and CEO, would be more than happy to speak with credit unions about PSCU's continued support for those impacted by the storm. He can be contacted via email.