MADISON, Wis. (1/27/15)--State league offices and credit unions in the Northeast prepared for Winter Storm Juno by closing offices and advising members to stay safe.
Forecasters expect blizzard conditions and more than 2 feet of snow in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island through Wednesday (Weather.com Jan. 26).
State officials put travel bans in place, closed schools and warned of widespread power outages. Anticipated high winds will cause coastal flooding as well.
The New Jersey Credit Union League office announced it will be closed today and will be monitoring credit union closures and other weather-related issues.
Many employees of the Maine Credit Union League and Synergent will be working remotely today because of the anticipated blizzard conditions. "We are confident that the safety of our employees will be best served as will our ability to continue to serve our credit unions during what is anticipated to be a dangerous winter storm in many parts of the state," the league noted in a memo to its member credit unions.
The Cooperative Credit Union Association also will operate in a business continuity mode today.
Credit unions again are turning to social media and using their websites for status updates. Merrimack Valley FCU, Lawrence, Mass., with $510 million in assets, will be closed today and expects a late opening of 10 a.m. (ET) Wednesday, according to its website.
Navigant CU, Smithfield, R.I., with $1.4 billion in assets, canceled its annual meeting, which had been scheduled for Monday night.
A winter weather checklist is available from Agility Recovery, a CUNA Strategic Services strategic alliance provider, as well as a downloadable emergency contact card. It also suggested residents charge all electronic devices in case power does go out.