Bank branches are scheduled to re-open today. But that begs the question. Were the records centrally held? Were they backed up? Our financial records with the bank are fine, but what about those whose bank branches were destroyed? And there were many.
And let’s just assume for a moment that the financial information was backed up onto a secure server that still exists. With a million or a million and a half homeless, having lost everything, one would presume that losing everything includes all forms of identification. So now how do these people prove that they are the people they claim to be when they try to collect their money from the bank?