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League, Carolinas Foundation watching Hurricane Dorian’s impact

Friday, September 6, 2019   (0 Comments)
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Image of Dorian's path on the U.S. east coast
Projected path of Hurricane Dorian as it makes its way to the U.S. mainland.
[Image: National Hurricane Center]

Posted 9/3/19 10:20 a.m.
Updated 9/6/19 9:25 a.m.

Columbia, SC and Raleigh, NC--As Hurricane Dorian makes it way to the U.S. mainland, the Carolinas Credit Union League and Carolinas Credit Union Foundation are fielding reports of closings and preparing to support any credit union facilities, staff, and volunteers affected by the storm.

The storm’s path is expected to approach the South Carolina coastline early Thursday morning and move towards the North Carolina coast by Friday morning, according to the National Hurricane Center.

The League asks that credit unions send notices of facility closings, storm impact, and subsequent damage to commpr@carolinasleague.org.

The Carolinas Foundation is prepared to disburse aid to disaster-stricken credit union employees and volunteers through its disaster relief grant application process. Applications must be saved to a device, completed, signed, and emailed to CCUF President Lauren Whaley. The Carolinas Foundation also is ready to receive contributions to the Disaster Relief Fund, which since its establishment has provided more than $2 million in aid to the local, national, and international credit union communities. Any donation collected is disbursed dollar-for-dollar to aid in disaster recovery.

CUNA Mutual Group's Disaster Response Team is also ready to respond should any credit unions need assistance. See contact information provided below.

Dorian's wind intensity has backed off from Sunday's peak, currently a Category 3 hurricane, as Weather.com reports. However, Dorian is still expected to have significant, damaging impact from Florida's Atlantic coast to parts of Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and possibly southeast Virginia this week. See the latest forecast and helpful details from Weather.com.

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Impact Reports
As of 9:25 AM Friday, September 6

Send word of facility impact to commpr@carolinasleague.org.

Carolina Trust FCU: As of Sept. 6, most Carolinas Trust branches have reopened. The exception is Holmestown Road Branch (Myrtle Beach) which will reopen as conditions permit.

CPM FCU: As of Sept. 6, Orangeburg branch is open (normal business hours); Bluffton and Port Royal locations will open at 11 a.m.; and Summerville at Nexton to open at noon. The following branches and offices will remain closed: The Mill at North Charleston, Park Circle at North Charleston, and Beaufort at Trask Parkway.

Health Facilities FCU is closed today (9/5) but plans to reopen during normal business hours on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019.

Heritage Trust FCU: As of Sept. 5, all Heritage Trust locations remain closed. For immediate updates, monitor the Heritage Trust Facebook page.

Latitude 32 FCU: As of Sept. 6, all branches remain closed due to a loss of power. As soon as power is restored, branches will reopen. For the latest update, see the Latitude 32 Facebook page.

Santee Cooper CU: Moncks Corner and Myrtle Beach Branch will reopen at 1:00 PM on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. Any further updates will be posted to the Santee Cooper Facebook page.

South Carolina FCU: As of Sept. 6 at 8:00 a.m., all locations will be open during normal business hours, except for downtown Charleston, Naval Weapons Station, and Sam Rittenberg. East Cooper is open but with limited service. The Tri-County and Georgetown locations will also be open Saturday 8 AM-1 PM.

SECU: As of Sept. 6 9:30 AM, 21 service centers remain closed with other locations operating under limited business hours, so members are encouraged to check the status of their local branches at https://locations.ncsecu.org/search.

State CU: 6750 Rivers Avenue branch in N. Charleston will remain closed September 3-5, 2019.

Weyco Community CU: New Bern branch closed at noon (9/5); and Plymouth and Williamston branches will close at 2:30 p.m. today (9/5). All offices will be closed tomorrow (9/6). For the latest updates, call emergency hotline number listed on the credit union's website. 

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