Banks in the path of Hurricane Sandy braced Sunday for the storm's arrival, while making plans to help their operations weather it without interruption.

JPMorgan Chase (JPM), Bank of America (BAC), Citigroup (NYSE: C), Wells Fargo (WFC), Capital One (COF) and HSBC (HBC) all said they are taking steps to prepare for the storm's arrival on Monday, including in some cases instructing employees to work from home and closing branches in areas where the storm is expected to surge most strongly. A number of community banks in states such as Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York announced plans to either shutter branches early and leave them closed on Monday.

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