Puerto Rico CU Employees Safe; No Water, Electricity After Irma
Update: Friday, 10:21 AM ET
President/CEO Jeanne Kucey said the Puerto Rico branch location is now open for business on Friday, even without working phones. However, all Florida branches will be closed until Monday, September 11.
Update: Friday, 8:07 AM ET
According to data compiled by CU Times:
- There are 99,531 credit union members and 243 employees in the Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
- Puerto Rico has nine federally insured credit unions based there with 206 full- and part-time employees.
- They have 83,328 members and $758.8 million in assets.
- Puerto Rico has 32 credit union branches, and 19 ATMs.
- The Virgin Islands have five credit unions with 37 employees.
- They have 16,203 members and $104.3 million in assets.
The $196 million JetStream Federal Credit Union based in Miami Lakes, Fla., issued a statement today to CU Times from the credit union's president/CEO Jeanne Kucey regarding the state of its San Juan, Puerto Rico branch after Hurricane Irma hit the island earlier on Thursday.
“We are happy to report that all of our PR (Puerto Rico) team members are accounted for, safe and sound. They are all without water and electricity. Water should be restored in the next few days, there are no estimates on when electricity will be back on. Surprisingly, neither our branch or signs were damaged, electricity is on (via generators) and all of our IT equipment came back up…Thanks for your concern!”
CU Times will have updates from Jet Stream Federal Credit Union’s Puerto Rico location as we learn more.
(Photo: JetStream Federal Credit Union’s Puerto Rico branch after Hurricane Irma hit the island on Thursday.)