Was really thrilled and certainly grateful for the "guidance" recently provided to credit unions on hurricanes and floods by the folks over on Duke Street. It had never occurred to me that the NCUA was a noted authority and a point of reference on the topic of disasters, but come to think of it...
|U.S. Economic Forecast??|
Did know that they had hired a slew of economists (about $2 million bucks worth!) to help assist the Federal Reserve with national economic planning. So, perhaps the natural extension of that logic was to add a staff weatherman and meteorologists to help the National Weather Bureau with its forecasts. The reliability and precision of economic and weather forecasts are, after all, "robustly correlated".
|Diaster Central Command Post|
Here's the NCUA's new official disaster guidance:
- Implement pre-disaster actions to ensure a constant state of readiness.
- Communicate disaster preparedness and response efforts before, during, and after an emergency.
- Utilize a cross-section of people to develop, test, and implement disaster preparedness and response plans.
- Ensure back-ups are available.
- Treat disaster preparedness and response plans as living documents.
That's pretty impressive although I'm not quite sure what is meant by:
* "constant state of readiness" - but I bet an "inconstant" state probably requires a diaper;
* "cross-section people" - think we just had a big political fight (HB2??) about that in N.C.;
* "back-ups"- round here that means taking along a friend when you intend to get into a fight; and
* "living documents"- probably something to do with the zombie-movie craze.
Got to admit our plan sure needs updating.
* Close the branch.
* Buy a case of beer.
* Drive inland 150 miles to your cousin's house.
* Drink the beer and wait 'til you see the sun.
Guess we could add as a back-up:
* Buy a bag of ice.
|Our plan is working!|
Speaking of the sun, I suspect that's secretly what the adding of an "S" to CAMEL is really all about!!
Willing to betcha that we'll be getting some additional "guidance" soon from Alexandria on sunrises! Y'know the sun has in the past always come up in the east; but, we have no assurance of that! Life without "the Big Orange" could be a very "sensitive" issue, y'know!
Does your CU have a Sunrise Guidance constant readiness plan with back-ups in a living document?