HARRISBURG, Pa. (9/13/11)--Pennsylvania credit unions continue to recover from flooding from heavy rains caused by Tropical Storm Lee. Ten to 20 inches of rain fell throughout the Middle Atlantic states last week, flooding parts of Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. The Pennsylvania Credit Union Association (PCUA) closed at noon on Thursday and remained closed on Friday, as flooded roads made the office inaccessible. The association reopened Monday but did not have phone or fax service (Life is Highway
Sept. 12). Among the Pennsylvania credit unions affected by the flooding, according to PCUA:
* Belco Community CU, Harrisburg, tweeted Friday that two branches in Harrisburg were closed due to flooding. * Pennsylvania State Employees CU, Harrisburg, alerted members via e-mail that it had to temporarily close its corporate location and Strawberry Square office in Harrisburg due to flooding. * Hershey FCU, Hummelstown, closed its Annville office for repairs due to flood damage. * Choice One Community FCU’s main and waterfront offices will be closed until further notice after the Susquehanna River rose more than 42 feet in Wilkes-Barre, beating its record crest from 1972. The Wilkes-Barre-based credit union also had to cancel its Member Appreciation Day scheduled for Sunday. * Cross Valley FCU, Wilkes-Barre, closed three branches as a result of flooding, but announced that all branches would open Monday. The credit union is collecting donated clean-up supplies for the American Red Cross. * Service 1st FCU, Danville, closed early Wednesday and remained closed Thursday, but all branches were open Friday. For some time on Thursday, telecommunications outages in the area affected some of the credit union’s ATMs and its teller-phone service.