Pennsylvania CUs Work to Return to Normal After Flooding
Central Pennsylvania credit unions were assessing property damage and getting back to normal Monday, reopening closed branches as a result of last week’s flooding.
Meanwhile, the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association in rain-soaked Harrisburg, also a river town, said its phone and fax service were still out today.
CUs across a wide swath of Pennsylvania used their websites to alert members to Friday and weekend closings. The deluge included the Susquehanna River cresting at 42 feet at Wilkes-Barre, topping a 1972 record.
Belco Community and Hershey FCU had closed Harrisburg and Hummelstown branches and Pennsylvania State Employees CU had to temporarily close its corporate offices. Service 1st in Danville closed its offices on Thursday as did Cross Valley in Wilkes-Barre.
“We’re all safe today and the dikes held,” said a spokeswoman for Choice One in Wilkes-Barre. The CU did have to cancel its Member Appreciation Day on Sunday at an amusement park in Elysburg. The rides and buildings had been damaged by the waters.
“We are in the process of returning the $5 deposit to our members,” said Sue Bat, director of marketing. Under the promotion, Choice One members were to get $5 refunds once they stepped foot in the park.
In the past, Member Appreciation Day was held in a parking lot “but we decided to try something different” but the weather spoiled the plans, Bat said.