FCB Financial reopens banking centers following Hurricane Irma
The company said, "We opened 25 banking centers in all of our major markets, providing full services to our valued consumer and commercial customers. As your community banking partner, we at Florida Community Bank want to ensure our customers and communities are informed on the status of their local banking institution operations now that Hurricane Irma has passed. Our commercial and consumer bankers have been contacting customers to offer assistance. 'FCB, your Florida Based and Florida Focused institution, is committed to being open for business and is already working with customers to ensure our communities recover quickly. Our thoughts and energy are directed to our customers, employees and neighbors impacted by Hurricane Irma," said Kent Ellert, president and CEO. "Our organic, know your customer approach to community banking has enabled us to quickly reach out across our customer footprint to understand the scale of the impact. Preliminary feedback indicates that luckily, like myself, our customers are mostly experiencing severe inconveniences rather than critical or structural needs with isolated exceptions in certain areas. We expect many of these to be resolved as fuel and electrical services are restored and cleanup efforts progress.'" .