HUNTSVILLE, Ala.-As credit unions clean up from one of the worst string of tornadoes to ever strike the southern U.S., they're also straightening up disaster recovery plans.

Twisters that took the lives of more than 300 people across five states fortunately spared most CU facilities, and problems credit unions faced resulted largely from extended power outages. Credit unions in the affected areas told Credit Union Journal their disaster recovery plans allowed them to effectively serve members in the storm's aftermath, yet a number said the major storm taught them lessons that will improve recovery plans in the future.

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