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GREENSBORO, N.C. – After witnessing the devastation in the Gulf states wreaked by Hurricane Katrina, credit unions in North Carolina held their breadth that they wouldn’t suffer the same fate from Hurricane Ophelia on Sept. 14. They lucked out. The North Carolina Credit Union League said that after checking with credit unions in coastal cities on Sept. 15 and 16 as the storm moved north and eventually away from land, none reported suffering any structural damage to their facilities though some reported temporary power outages due to the Category 1 hurricane. A spokesperson for CEWD Community CU, Wilmington, N.C. said there was “a little flooding” around the city that caused “minimal power outages,” but “everyone was up and running very quickly.” A little further up the coast in New Bern, a spokesperson for Raleigh-based State Employee CU’s branch there said there was no extensive damage to the CU or the areas in general.”We just had a little ATM signage blown off, that’s all,” she said.

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