Disaster Planning To Include MobileBranches

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ORLANDO, Fla. - (06/13/06) – Just as the hurricane seasonswas approaching fast, CUNA unveiled a model of the new mobilefacilities it is making available to credit unions seeking to beprepared in the event of a major disaster. The new mobile branch,exhibited at CUNA’s annual Future Forum, is being offeredthrough a new partnership with Agility Recovery Systems. The newmobile facilities are self-contained branch offices that Agilitypromises to have on-site within 24 to 48 hours of a creditunion’s request. The company said it has access to more than100,000 of the 12x20 modular facilities, which include two tellerstations, desks, and complete computer connectivity usingsatellite-based technology. The facilities include a generator andenough fuel to run for 24--to--36 hours, meaning if a credit unionoperates for eight hours or less per day it can be open for severaldays before needing to replenish fuel supplies.

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