Mission location of Security First Credit Union remains closed

A local business will remain closed until further notice as it recovers from last month’s flood.

The Mission branch of the Security First Credit Union-located at 1409 E Griffin Pkwy-has been closed since the June 20 and June 21 rains in the counties of Hidalgo, Cameron, Willacy, Starr and Zapata. The rain resulted in massive floods that displaced families from their homes and caused thousands of dollars in property damages to homes, businesses and public spaces.

20180711 SecurityFirstAccording to a Security First Credit Union call center agent who would not provide his name, the Mission branch may not open until the end of the month.

“It was severely damaged from all the rain,” he said. “The entire place was flooded and it ruined the carpet in every room. The closure is so we can re-carpet the whole place.”

A financial estimate of the damages and cost to repair the location was not immediately available.

Despite the closure, Security First Credit Union urges its Mission customers to use any of its other eight locations all over the Valley, the nearest of which are in McAllen and Edinburg at 3700 N. 12th Street and 3515 S Jackson Rd., respectively.

The Mission branch still has a working ATM and all customers can access their funds through all Stripes Convenience Store ATMs around the Valley.

Security First wasn’t the only business affected from the floodwaters. Across the street from it, the Waterford Gardens Assisted Living Facility was still in the process of removing debris from the floodwaters as of Wednesday morning.

“We’re still in the process of assisting all our residents,” Administrator Lucille Cavazos said Wednesday without elaborating.

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