10 North Carolina CU Branches Still Closed by Irene
At least 10 credit union branches in North Carolina remained closed Monday in the wake of Hurricane Irene.
State Employees CU of Raleigh said branches in Grantsboro, Kenansville, Kinston, Swansboro and Trenton were shuttered because of the storm, with its Columbia branch reopening at mid-day.
Marine FCU of Jacksonville reported that three branches in New Bern, Havelock and Swansboro, were closed due to a lack of power. Those locations would be closed until power was restored, though COO Jeff Clark noted that those facilities “are along main roads so we’re hoping it won’t be too long.”
Clark said that there was only slight property damage, nothing that would prevent the branches from re-opening once power was restored.
Elsewhere in the state, Telco Credit Union in Tarboro closed a drive-through after sustaining damage from falling tree limbs. Clean up there was under way. Tree limbs also snapped power lines at First Carolina People's CU in Goldsboro, closing a branch there.
Meanwhile, Agility Resources, a Charlotte disaster recovery provider serving banks, CUs and businesses and a CUNA vendor, counted 386 total CU locations in the Tarheel State alone as being “on disaster alert” during the storm and so far “15 disasters have been declared involving loss of power and connectivity.”