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Many Alabama credit unions operating without power

Courtesy: Dusty Compton/Tuscaloosa News, via Associated Press

Damage from the Tornado that struck Rainsville. Picture courtesy of the Birmingham News

Credit unions across Alabama spent Thursday assessing the damages from the severe weather and tornadoes that struck the state Wednesday. Most credit unions reported that they were operating as normal. Some were operating on generator power. A few reported major damage. Community Credit Union, based in Gadsden, reported on its website that a branch in Rainsville was destroyed by a tornado. DCH Credit Union, based in Tuscaloosa, reported that a tree fell on the branch, while many cars in the parking lot had their windows blown out.

Many of the credit unions affected are sending members to the shared branching network of credit unions in other areas. To find a credit union within the Alabama Shared Branching Network, click here. The League is keeping a running list of Alabama credit unions and their status. You can view the list by visiting the Disaster Recovery Resources and CU Status page.

Credit unions that need to utilize the League's Disaster Hotline are encouraged to call 888.328.5767. This is a good way to let credit union staff know the status of the credit union and disseminate information. Instructions for the hotline are on the Disaster Recovery Resources and CU Status page.

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