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Hurricane Dorian

Service resuming after storm

A North Carolina coastal community is seen Sept. 7 after Hurricane Dorian struck the area. Image: U.S. Customs and Border Protection

USPS is restoring service in areas affected by Hurricane Dorian, which brought heavy rain, tornadoes and serious flooding to the Southeast last week.

The long-running storm developed in late August and left a wide path of destruction, including parts of the Bahamas and North Carolina and South Carolina.

After temporarily suspending service in areas affected by the storm, USPS is now working to resume deliveries, retail services and other operations.

“The Postal Service’s top priority during weather emergencies is the safety of our employees,” said Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan. “Now that the storm has passed, we are focused on the recovery efforts, including taking care of our employees and customers and resuming service. I thank our employees for the dedication they have demonstrated throughout this challenging time.”

Employees who work in areas affected by Hurricane Dorian should call the USPS national emergency hotline at 888-363-7462 to report their condition and check for changes in their scheduled work reporting status.

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

Customers who have questions about mail delivery should check the USPS Service Alerts section of for updates. The Postal Service is also posting updates on social media and distributing news releases with information for customers.

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