CUNA Mutual Group identified more than 70 credit unions and nearly 300 of their branches in Florida and Alabama that were in the path of Hurricane Michael, which left behind a landscape of massive destruction and devastation when Thursday morning dawned.
Because of many road closures, spotty or no phone or internet service, widespread power outages, and other issues, Florida Gov. Rick Scott urged residents in the affected areas to stay off the roads and listen to local authorities so that first responders and utility crews can do their jobs.
Jeff Byard, FEMA’s associate administrator for the Office and Response and Recovery, told CNN that crews are focusing on rescue efforts Thursday throughout various communities along Florida’s panhandle hammered by the hurricane.
Cara Clark, communications manager for the League of Southeastern Credit Unions, said league officials are currently assessing the situation, but they are aware that some of the league’s member credit unions and staff have suffered extensive damages.
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