Hurricane aftermath pressures mount on credit unions

LSCU works to deliver generators and other supplies for credit unions to reopen branches and help staff members.

Hurricane Michael

The League of Southeastern Credit Unions is working with other credit unions to deliver portable generators and other supplies and resources to credit unions that are unable to service their members primarily because of widespread power outages caused by Hurricane Michael.

Even though cell phone coverage continues to be sporadic and spotty along the Panhandle’s areas hardest hit by the hurricane, the league managed to contact Friday morning with Panama City-based Bay Credit Union CEO Bob Little and CFO Bill Collins.

LSCU also has been in contact with other credit unions affected by the hurricane. Although numerous Florida and Alabama credit unions reopened their branches and call centers Thursday and Friday, some cooperatives announced they won’t be able to reopen until Monday, and a few have said their branches will be closed until further notice though their online, mobile and ATM systems are operating.


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