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Western was the area leader in scanning during the week ending Sept. 1, while Dakotas finished first among the districts.

Scanning snapshot. The Postal Service’s national scanning rating was 97.76 percent during the week ending Sept. 1, down from one week earlier.

Western (98.12 percent) topped the areas, while Dakotas (99.1 percent) led the districts.

To see the latest results, go to the Enterprise Analytics site and select “Scanning” on the left hand side, and then “DES 2 — Scan Performance” from the drop-down options.

Storm watch. Hurricane Irma, the most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricane in recorded history, hit Puerto Rico and other parts of the Caribbean Sept. 6.

The Postal Service is closely monitoring the storm, which could strike Florida during the weekend. The USPS Service Alerts page has more information.

Service members’ news. USPS has released the latest issue of Mail Call, a quarterly newsletter for employees who served in the military.

The issue features stories about veterans and career and retirement information, along with a list of veterans’ coordinators for each Postal Service district. Mail Call is available on LiteBlue.

School of sharks. There aren’t many sharks in Buffalo, NY, but the city does boast some shark-themed artwork at its waterfront.

“Shark Girl,” a sculpture of a girl with a shark’s head, is a selfie magnet for tourists and others at Buffalo’s Canalside area.

Employees from the Buffalo Post Office thought she might like to hang with some of her fish buddies, so they brought her a sheet of the Postal Service’s new Sharks stamps.

Now “Shark Girl” is alone no more.

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