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PORT ARTHUR, Texas — The Ike-battered credit unions of southeast Texas, operating all week on backup generators, skeleton staffs, no Internet and limited member service, were starting at last to get power Thursday.

“We had our Beaumont branch come on yesterday and two days before that Lumberton, but we’ve lost the leased building in Bridge City which is still under water,” declared Erik Shaw, president/CEO of the five-branch, $285 million Fivepoint FCU, describing himself now as a certified hurricane veteran of CU calamities.

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