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After Irma

USPS in storm recovery phase

USPS employee loads cargo onto plane
Joel Ortiz, a San Juan, PR, motor vehicle operator, loads pallets of water and ready-to-eat meals being shipped to postal employees in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The Postal Service is in recovery mode after Hurricane Irma, which was downgraded to a tropical depression Sept. 12 as it moved away from the southeastern coastal areas.

Although some operations remain affected, USPS is open for business where it’s safe to do so for both customers and employees.

Irma struck the Caribbean last week before moving into the southeastern United States.

Damage to the Florida Keys, where Irma first made landfall Sept. 10 as a Category 4 hurricane, is extensive. Other areas of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina experienced damaging winds, heavy rain and storm surges.

The Postal Service is also continuing to restore service after Hurricane Harvey, which caused severe flooding in Texas.

The Postal Employees’ Relief Fund and Employee Assistance Program are available to help employees who are affected by natural disasters and other emergencies.

The USPS Service Alerts and USPS Newsroom sites have more information.

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