Becky White of DCH CU in Tuscaloosa discusses tornado damage with Patrick La Pine, CEO of the League of Southeastern Credit Unions.

Alabama credit union leaders are recalling both harrowing and tragic tales of their employees surviving last week’s devastating tornadoes, including one staffer emerging unscathed after her home disintegrated around her.

“We are so fortunate that she’s OK,” said David Eubanks, president/CEO of the $240 million Community CU of Gadsden, which also saw its 2,400-square-foot, seven-employee Rainsville branch demolished in the storm.

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