News Release 2016-94 | August 16, 2016
OCC Allows National Banks and Federal Savings Associations Affected by Severe Storms and Flooding in Louisiana to Close
WASHINGTON—The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency today issued a proclamation allowing national banks and federal savings associations at their discretion to close offices affected by severe storms and flooding in Louisiana.
In issuing the proclamation, Senior Deputy Comptroller for Midsize and Community Bank Supervision Toney Bland said he expects that only those bank offices directly affected by the extreme weather will close. Those offices should make every effort to reopen as quickly as possible to address the banking needs of their customers, he added.
OCC Bulletin 2012-28 Supervisory Guidance on Natural Disasters and Other Emergency Conditions provides guidance on actions bankers could consider implementing when their bank or savings association operates or has customers in areas affected by a natural disaster or other emergency.