Meeting Demand for Currency during a Disaster

One of the Federal Reserve’s responsibilities is to provide currency and coin to financial institutions so they can provide cash to you and merchants in your area.

When a disaster strikes, causing telecommunication networks or power lines to go down, we know people want to have cash. The Cash Product Office (CPO) works with local Federal Reserve Cash departments across the country to prepare for business disruptions and provide national support when they occur. 

This video provides an overview of the Federal Reserve’s Cash Services’ business continuity planning and an example of how we responded to Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

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