Archive for October 30th, 2012

Under Financial Duress, Post Office Delivers

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The federal government was shut down. Stock trading came to a halt. Most businesses up and down the East Coast were closed and people hunkered at home, hoping for the best, when lo and behold—the mail arrived.

Yes, even as Hurricane Sandy came crashing down on the Mid-Atlantic region, the U.S. Postal Service managed to deliver to some residents of Washington, Maryland, and Virginia. In an e-mail, USPS spokesman George Maffett says that letter carriers in a delivery area stretching from Atlanta to Baltimore hit all but 97,500 of the 7.7 million addresses they’d visit on a normal day.

via Under Financial Duress, Post Office Delivers – Businessweek.

We had mail delivery here yesterday in Old Saybrook, CT – amazing.  Hats off to all the USPS workers who worked to get the mail out before the storm hit, and who at this very moment are working to restore service.  Don’t take the Postal Service for granted!

Written by Lisa.Bowes

October 30th, 2012 at 9:03 pm

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Delivery suspensions and delays in US, following Hurricane Sandy

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October 30th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

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Full Service Release Data Delay Update

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This message is an update regarding the delays resulting from the Full Service release on Sunday, October 28.  The delay in report and data availability is now approximately 8 to 12 hours for the following:

·         MicroStrategy reports for Mail Data Quality feedback

·         Container Visibility and Tray Visibility data

USPS Teams continue to work around the clock to monitor and resolve these issues as soon as possible.

Anticipated storm related outages may cause further delays.

We will continue to provide updates daily on the timeline or if additional issues arise.

 

Written by Lisa.Bowes

October 30th, 2012 at 11:06 am

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Mail Service Updates

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Hurricane Sandy: USPS continues to monitor the course of Hurricane Sandy and is preparing facilities and employees in the storm’s projected path. As Sandy makes landfall and the impacts become known, the Mailer Service Update page will be updated to keep customers advised of impacts on USPS operations and facilities. USPS is prepared for a quick response before, during and after Hurricane Sandy and has procedures in place to expedite recovery efforts. Safety is the top priority. Check here for more notices and updates as the storm makes landfall and pushes inland.

FedEx Transportation: Preparation for Hurricane Sandy has resulted in cancelation of FedEx transportation to the following locations for Monday, Oct. 29:

Baltimore, MD

Boston, MA

Bradley, CT

Dulles, VA

Harrisburg, PA

Lehigh Valley, PA

Philadelphia, PA

Providence, RI

Newark, NJ

New York, NY

Stewart Airport, NY

Washington, DC

via Mail Service Updates.

Here in Old Saybrook, CT the waters are receding and the sun is shining.  Heavy damage from wind, rain, and high tides locally.  The roads were reopened this morning, rails still down.

It will take a while for the USPS to catch up.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

October 30th, 2012 at 10:30 am

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