Hurricane Impact Update - September 7, 2017

FLORIDA

As Hurricane Irma bears down on Florida, we are seeing mail and shipping operations starting to be suspended. Our carriers and the USPS are rightly concerned about the safety of their drivers and other employees and the integrity of our product, and are taking necessary precautions to keep as much as possible out of harm's way.

The USPS has announced suspension of delivery to selected facilities (see below), but that list could very well grow over the next several days.

Our primary mail consolidator to Florida has halted shipments to Florida at least until Monday September 11. Beyond some possible shipments today, it is doubtful whether Fry will be sending any additional direct trucks to Florida until next week either. 

We anticipate delivery delays into Florida over the next week or so. Depending on how Hurricane Irma tracks, other areas on the Atlantic coast may also be affected.

 

TEXAS

Most post offices in Texas have resumed delivery, and drop shipments have resumed. A few post offices are still not delivering mail, but most of those have identified alternate facilities where residents may pick up their mail until the USPS can resume delivery. The USPS is working hard to get caught up, but it will take some time for them to work through the backlog of mail. 

 

IMPACT ON FREIGHT MOVEMENT NATIONWIDE

In the near term, many customers can expect to see higher than normal freight costs, as well as possible delays due to the limited supply of available trucks. 

Hurricane Harvey has already led to increases in freight rates and a shortage of available trucks nationwide. That situation will likely be exacerbated by Hurricane Irma. Normal freight patterns have been disrupted, there is increased trucking demand to meet the need for large quantities of emergency supplies and building materials in the affected areas, and fuel prices are increasing. Hopefully this will be a relatively short-lived situation. We will continue to work with our carrier base to move freight as timely and as cost-effectively as possible.

 


South Florida District USPS Facility Status

Updated:  Thursday, September 7, 2017 @ 9:00AM

Effective immediately Priority Mail Express and the shipment of LIVES have been suspended to the following 3-Digit ZIP Codes through close of business Thursday, September 14, 2017.

        330, 331, 332, 333, 334, 340, and 349

Effective immediately the South Florida District is suspending ALL operations in the following offices.  There will be no Retail Services, Delivery Operations, and Drop Shipments in these offices through close of business Monday, September 11, 2017.
  • Big Pine Key, 29959 Overseas Hwy, Big Pine Key FL 33043-999
  • Key West, Flagler Key West, 2764 N Roosevelt Blvd, Key West FL 33040-3931
  • Islamorada, 82801 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada FL 33036-9998
  • Key Colony Beach, 600 W Ocean Dr, Key Colony Beach FL 33051-9800
  • Key Largo, 100100 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo FL 33037-9998
  • Key West, 400 Whitehead St, Key West FL 33040-9998
  • Long Key, 400 Whitehead St, Key West FL 33040-9998
  • Marathon, 5171 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-9998
  • Marathon, Marathon Shores, 11400 Overseas Hwy, Ste 120, Marathon FL 33050-9997
  • Summerland Key, 24700 Overseas Hwy, Summerland Key FL 33042-9998
  • Tavernier, 91220 Overseas Hwy, Tavernier FL 33070-9998
The South Florida District is suspending ALL operations in the following offices effective close of business on Wednesday, September 6, 2017.  There will be no Retail Services in these offices through close of business Monday, September 11, 2017.
  • Fort Lauderdale, Coral Ridge, 3296 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale FL 33306-9997
  • Sunny Isles Postal Store, 18070 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach FL 33160-2723
The South Florida District is suspending ALL operations in the following office effective Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 10:00AM.  There will be no Retail Services in these offices through close of business Monday, September 11, 2017.
  • Fort Lauderdale, Galt Ocean, 3324 Ne 34th St Fort Lauderdale FL 33348-9998
The South Florida District is suspending ALL operations in the following offices effective Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 12:00PM.  There will be no Retail Services in these offices through close of business Monday, September 11, 2017.
  • Fort Lauderdale, Causeway, 1515 Se 17th St Ste 121, Fort Lauderdale FL 33316-1724
  • Fort Lauderdale, Colee, 1404 E Las Olas Blvd Ste B, Fort Lauderdale FL 33301-9997
  • Hallandale Beach, Golden Isles, 1800 E Hallandale Beach Blvd, Hallandale Beach FL 33009-4737
  • Lighthouse Point, 2091 Ne 36th St, Lighthouse Point FL 33064-9997