The Federal Reserve's nationwide preparedness plan for cash emergencies is being put to a unique test in Puerto Rico. Stocks are being replenished with daily flights, but the lack of power to ATMs and branches is contributing to reports of cash shortages.
The agency has earmarked all funds from a Hurricane Harvey recovery package for direct relief, despite calls to get more bankers involved in the process. It remains to be seen how the agency will handle the cleanup for Hurricane Irma.
Texas bankers recovering from Hurricane Harvey are reflecting on their experiences, identifying what went right and what they could do better. Their views could prove useful to Florida bankers hurriedly preparing for the nation's next big hurricane.