While conditions in Puerto Rico remain very difficult and challenging, credit union officials report a few glimmers of progress and hope.

"We are told that in San Juan, basic infrastructure is starting to get cleaned up, but no significant improvements yet," CUNA Mutual Spokesperson Wendy Serafin, said. "For example, there are signs that mobile service seems to be starting to come back, (but it) tends to be spotty."

Four CUNA Mutual disaster response team members have been on the ground in Puerto Rico since Sept. 23 and accounted for CUNA Mutual's 12 employees who work out the San Juan's office. Additional disaster response team members will be on the way next week to assist credit unions.

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