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ATMs at Wells Fargo and other sites in Nome temporarily unavailable

Wells Fargo in Nome reopened the last week of September after being shut down for several days due to storm damage. Although the local bank is open again, some services remain temporarily unavailable, such as the ATM.

Customers can, “complete most everyday banking transactions inside the branch, including cash withdraws, deposits and loan payments,” Juan Lopez, a spokesperson for Wells Fargo Pacific Northwest region, said via email.

Nome’s Wells Fargo has been operating with reduced operations since Wednesday, Sept. 28.

The ATM machine is unavailable at this time and he is not sure how long it will be out of service, Lopez said. Due to the loss of power across the community during the weekend of the storm, some other local ATMs at private businesses have been offline as well.

Credit Union 1, the only other bank with a branch in Nome, has had its ATM machine in and out of service even before the major September storm hit.

While residents are in need of financial assistance, Wells Fargo is also offering relief to customers and employees working in the communities that were affected by the major storm. For assistance, call 1(800)219-9739.

The bank is also planning to set up a “longer-term disaster relief fund” to benefit rural Alaska during future natural disasters, according to a press release from Wells Fargo.

Image at top: Wells Fargo and parts of Front Street were flooded and many buildings suffered water damage inside. Photo by Scotty Campbell, KNOM (2022).

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