How the USPS Deals with Mail Service in Affected Disaster Areas
Do you Remember the USPS slogan ? Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.
But what about hurricanes?
Many of my clients have asked how the US Postal Service deals with mail delivery in areas that have been affected with a disaster, such as what has just befallen our friends in the Houston area.
I have spoken with many of our colleagues and our prayers are with the people in Texas.
We know that many companies have stopped their deliveries into the area. Most of that are packages, things from Amazon. We kind of figure some of that stuff is not vital.
Many mailing list companies have also suspended the sale of data on those areas as well.
But in terms of the Postal Service, we tend to forget that people rely on the USPS for medications sent through the mail, their Social Security, VA and Pension checks.
The Postal Service is working as quickly as possible to open temporary facilities and reconnect people with their mail.
Customers can call 1-800-ASK-USPS (1-800-275-8777) to obtain information, including available, alternate Post Office retail locations
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