Fortunately for New England, Hurricane Sandy did not strike directly. Nonetheless, the impact was felt throughout the region with numerous power outages affecting hundreds of thousands of people. Most area credit were closed either all day Monday, October 29, or by mid-day. The League offices were closed Monday afternoon but member credit unions were provided with contact information for storm related emergencies.
By Tuesday, only remnants of the storm remained and the vast majority of credit unions were open for business. It was universally agreed that the overriding concern throughout the emergency was for the safety and well being for the credit union staff and members as well as the people who live in the local communities. The League and individual credit unions will be assessing the extent of the damage in the immediate aftermath of the storm and determining how the credit union community can assist in recovery efforts.