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After the storm

Hurricane Matthew recovery underway

North Carolina Army National Guardsmen and local emergency services help with evacuation efforts during Hurricane Matthew in Fayetteville, NC, Oct. 8. Image: Army National Guard

The Postal Service is continuing to deliver mail in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, the powerful storm that killed at least 36 people as it churned across the Southeast last weekend.

USPS facilities in the flooded areas of the four hardest-hit states — Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina — are re-opening as local conditions permit.

“Our employees are serving customers in every place where it’s safe to do so,” said PMG Megan J. Brennan. “They’re working tirelessly to restore service because they know how much our customers rely on us.”

The Postal Service took extensive steps to prepare for the storm, including delivering emergency contact information and hurricane preparedness tips to employees.

Last week, USPS headquarters leadership began planning and recovery efforts with area and district leaders.

“Events of this magnitude require tremendous cooperation and collaboration,” said Chief Operating Officer Dave Williams. “Together, headquarters and field leadership are working closely to ensure a quick return to normalcy for our employees and customers.”

Customers who have questions about mail delivery should refer to the online USPS Service Alerts page.

The Postal Employees’ Relief Fund and Employee Assistance Program are available to help employees who are affected by the storm.

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