DAYTON, Ohio—With tornadoes ripping through several Midwestern states over the Memorial Day weekend, killing at least three people, most of the effects of the violent weather are being felt by credit unions in Ohio, according to league reports.
In central Ohio, Dayton was hit hard by tornadoes this past weekend and it led to some CUs closing on Tuesday, largely due to power outages.
The Ohio CU League told CUToday.info most credit unions are reporting little damage to their locations and are wrestling with minor power outages. Steph Greegor, manager of public relations at the Ohio League, said the exception as far as the league knows has been Universal 1 CU here.
Greegor reported Tuesday morning that Universal 1 was working to get its Beavercreek and Huber Heights offices operational after the storms, and that members who use those locations are using the credit union’s other offices or shared branch locations.
“At this time, the Ohio Credit Union League extends its thoughts to the families and individuals adversely impacted by last night’s dangerous storm system that moved through Ohio and Indiana. As a cooperative entity, our members and their communities come first and are of our utmost concern,” Greegor said. “As we continue our efforts to reach out to our affected credit unions, we are also making them aware that they can apply for the Disaster Relief Grant through the Ohio Credit Union Foundation. A credit union can apply for the Foundation's Disaster Relief Grant on behalf of itself and/or its members, employees, and community in Ohio, the United States, and worldwide in times of disaster.”
Greegor also said Wright-Patt CU has two offices closed in Dayton and is reaching out to the community to assist those who have been impacted by the storm.
The Indiana and Pennsylvania leagues told CUToday.info they had not heard of any reports of damage. CUToday.info had not yet received a comment from the Cornerstone League, which represents hard-hit Oklahoma.