Some credit unions in the Wilmington area of North Carolina were closing their doors early again Thursday following flooding from record rainfall that has swept a large portion of the East Coast this week.
No damage was reported at the CUs through mid-day, a spokesman for the North Carolina Credit Union League said. But a handful of CUs were letting employees off early after closing part of Wednesday.
"For the most part major roads are OK, however it's the side roads that are the concern," said Lisa Pope, president/CEO of East Coast Credit Union.
The rains broke records in Wilmington that dated back to the catastrophic Hurricane Floyd 11 years ago. Wilmington and New Hanover County were in the bullseye of this week's rainfall receiving more than 20 inches of rain from Sunday through early Thursday.
"It is raining hard now and the wind is really blowing, so who knows what is to come," said Donna Dash, manager of the Greenville branch of Welcome Credit Union. Dash said some streets and county roads were flooding throughout Pitt County.
Moisture from the remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole was being blamed by weather forecasts for the copious amounts of rain and the flooding. The system also produced tornado threats in the Washington, D.C., area.