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

Posted in USPS

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