Arkansas CUs OK Following Monday Storms
Arkansas credit unions appear to have escaped the wrath of the violent storms and tornadoes that killed seven people in the state on Monday. Power outages and downed trees did force some branch closures.
The $821 million Arkansas Federal Credit Union of Jacksonville said its branch at the Little Rock Air Force Base may reopen later today after fallen trees blocked the entrance.
“So far we’ve had a few tell us about high water closing facilities or no electricity but overall, nothing serious,” said Reta Kahley, president/CEO of the Arkansas Credit Union League.
Kahley said there are no credit union offices in Vilonia, the worst-hit town of 3,800, located 25 miles from Little Rock and which news reports said was “gone.”
A tornado on Friday damaged a branch of the $5.7 billion American Airlines Federal Credit Union at St. Louis Lambert International Airport.