Postal disruptions expected as Matthew bears down on Florida, Georgia and Carolinas

Updated Thursday, Oct 6 at 3:30 p.m.

Customers in Florida, Georgia, and North and South Carolina should expect disruptions in USPS services due to Hurricane Matthew, now expected to be one of the strongest hurricanes to strike Florida in decades. It has already been upgraded to a category 4 storm with very high forecasted winds. Authorities are warning of extremely dangerous weather conditions along the Southeast coast, and evacuations have been ordered in several areas. Our top priorities are the safety of our customers and employees. Several Post Offices and other USPS facilities in the impacted areas have already suspended operations.  If you live in areas where hurricane warnings have been issued, you should expect impacts to delivery, retail and other postal services.

matthewEarlier today, Post Office closings were announced in Miami, Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Cocoa Beach. Go to “Is my Post Office open” for details and a partial list of service suspensions.

Yesterday 80 Post Offices suspended operations in the counties around Charleston, South Carolina, because of the storm. A list of the affected South Carolina Post Offices can be found under the link, “Is my Post Office open?

Expect further impacts to postal operations and more suspensions as the hurricane makes landfall in Florida today. Updated information will be posted to this webpage as service suspensions are reported.  Please check back for updates.