The aftermath is “unthinkable devastation” said New Jersey Gov.Chris Christie when describing the massive destruction left behindby Hurricane Sandy that blasted the East Coast in the evening of Oct. 29. The monster storm caused massive floodingthroughout New Jersey, New York and Connecticut, igniting firesthat destroyed dozens of homes in New York, leaving more than 8million homes and businesses from Maine to Michigan without powerand even generating a blizzard dumping one to three feet of snow inparts of West Virginia.

The unthinkable devastation of this historic super storm wasevident on Tuesday morning when the first images of Sandy’sshocking ruins were seen on the news and is bound to dominate thenational headlines for weeks to come. But to what extent the stormaffected the credit union industry was difficult to assess at presstime.

Widespread power outages primarily in New York, New Jersey,Connecticut and Pennsylvania, and thousands of road closuresprevented credit union leaders from communicating and accessingtheir branches and offices.

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