Hurricane Preparation Information from FCU


Important Information for Florida Credit Union Members: We hope that you, your family and friends are safe following the destruction caused by Hurricane Irma. Now, we are working hard to get back to serving you in our branches. All of our branches will resume normal business hours Wednesday, September 13th.

Florida Credit Union is here to assist you during this time of recovery. We have customized products and services to help, from electronic services like online and mobile banking that allow you to keep tabs on your account information, to an FCU Flash Funds loan that can support your inclement weather related expenses.
Our priority is to help you today and every day, especially during this challenging time. If you have any questions, please contact us at or find your local branch here. We'll work together to help each other rebuild.

Hurricane Preparation

With hurricane season officially here, FCU wants to help you prepare for the worst with a basic to-do list that can help in keeping you safe in case of a large tropical storm system.


Listen up

Always be aware of what’s going on with the weather! You can get weather updates many ways:

  • Listening to the radio
  • Checking the weather channel on TV
  • Trusted online weather sources
  • Receiving tropical storm warnings on your cell phone

Prep the House

Bring in anything that can be picked up outside, like bicycles and lawn furniture, and trim the loose or dead branches from nearby trees. Depending on the severity of the storm, you may also need to close and board up your windows with plywood.

Inside the house, turn off and unplug all smaller appliances, and turn your refrigerator to the coldest setting (be sure to keep the door closed to hold the cold in!).

Collect Necessities

You need to have important documents like insurance papers and financial records handy, in case anything were to happen to your home or if you were forced to evacuate. It’s also a good idea to have basic tools like a hammer and screwdriver readily available.

When making an emergency kit, always include:

  • 3-day supply of water and non-perishable food
  • Cooking utensils/plates
  • Flashlights and batteries
  • First aid kit and daily medications
  • Extra cash
  • Mobile phones and chargers
  • Baby and/or pet supplies
  • Rain gear
  • Insect repellent and sunscreen
  • Eyeglasses or contact lenses
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Any hygene products &toiletries you need on a regular basis

Know When to Go

In the worst case scenario, you may have to evacuate your home. In this situation, it’s always important to have a plan established with your family that dictates where you’ll go and what everyone’s roles are during the situation. Before the storm, fill up your car’s gas tank and don’t forget to plan to bring your pets with you.

As always, Florida Credit Union promises to keep the longest available lobby & call center hours before the storm and to be open right after a storm passes, once it is safe for FCU employees.

FCU Mailing Address: P.O. Box 5549, Gainesville, FL 32627   Phone: (800) 284-1144   Email:  
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