A tornado tore through the Texas Panhandle town of Perryton last Thursday evening, June 15, killing three people, injuring dozens more and causing widespread damage. Perryton’s banks—including FirstBank Southwest, First National Bank, Perryton National Bank and Interstate Bank—were affected to varying degrees.
While First National Bank was able to remain open the day after the tornado, employees were on hand to help the community, providing lunch and dinner to those in need. FirstBank Southwest, Perryton National Bank and Interstate Bank saw their operations affected.
“Our Perryton bank took a hard hit from the tornado. We will have extra staff at our Booker branch to accommodate everyone’s banking needs,” FirstBank Southwest posted on its Facebook page.
On Friday, Perryton National Bank reported that it “is open in a limited capacity. We will try to facilitate as many needs as we can at this time. We are trying to get open in a normal capacity.”
Interstate Bank posted an update on its Facebook page: “The bank was hit. All of Perryton is without power and we will not be open today. Banking can be conducted online and through our Amarillo branch. We are so grateful that [our] employees and their families are all safe. One of our employees lost her home and we are heartbroken for her. Please pray for the families who lost loved ones, homes and businesses. We are grieving with our neighbors and prayers are going up.”
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