From the USPS:
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.
FedEx Transportation: Preparation for Hurricane Sandy has resulted in cancellation of FedEx transportation to the following locations for Monday, Oct. 29:
Lehigh Valley, PA
New York, NY
Stewart Airport, NY
Baltimore District: The following retail operations and PO boxes have been closed:
Butler PO, 21023
Calvert Finance 21202
East Point Mall 21224
Fells Point 21231
Mondawimin Mall 21215
Ocean City 5th St. 21842
Ocean City Midtown 21842
Security Square Mall 21244
Towson Town Mall 21204
Capital: Conditions in the 206 area of Southern Maryland is quickly deteriorating. The following retail operations and PO boxes have been impacted at this time:
Waldorf Town Center (closed)
Faulkner (no power)
Connecticut District: The following retail operations have been suspended as of 12:00 p.m. Oct. 29
063 - All retail offices closed
064 - Old Saybrook, Westbook, Clinton, Gilford, Milford, Madison, Branford closed
065 - New Haven offices closed
066 - Bridgeport offices closed
068 - CosCob, Danbury, Darien, Fairfield, Greenwich, Norwalk, Old Greenwich, Southport, Westport closed
069 - Stamford retail operations closed
027-029 - Westerly, Narragansett, Cutty Hunk and BlockIsland closed
Greater Boston District: We currently have two facility that has suspended operations, and seven without power.
The following facilities have suspended operations at this time.
Marston Mills (02648) - All operations have been suspended at this time
Wayland (01778) - All operations have been suspended at this time
The following facilities are without power at this time:
Still River (01467)
West Tisbury (02575)
Westwood, Islington (02090)
Greensboro District: As of 7:50 a.m. Oct. 29, Highway 12 is closed at the Oregon Inlet Bridge. Ferries are currently not in operation.
The following offices have been impacted by Hurricane Sandy:
Corolla (high water will result in missed deliveries)
Frisco Post Office (flooding)
Hatteras Post Office (without power and has flooding)
Kitty Hawk Post Office (flooding delaying delivery)
The following Post Offices will not receive/make dispatch today:
Long Island, NY and Westchester: All retail and BMEU operations will be closed at 12 p.m. Oct. 29.
New Jersey, Long Island, Westchester and Triboro: All retail and BME operations have been suspended as of 12:00 p.m. Oct. 29
New York, Northern New Jersey, Long Island and Westchester: All plants have been closed for drop shipments as of 12:00 p.m. Oct. 29
Northern New Jersey: The Northern New Jersey area is experiencing major impacts due to Hurricane Sandy. As a result, all plant and Post Office operations have been suspended for Oct. 20. Updates will be provided as conditions are upgraded.
Philadelphia Metro District: As of Oct. 30, all three mail processing plants in Philadelphia, "Philadelphia Plant", "NDC", and "Southeastern PA", are fully operational and accepting mail.
Richmond Virginia: The district has experienced flooding and power outages throughout the area. Offices in the Chesapeake Tidewater and Eastern Shore have been closed.
The following offices are closed:
The following offices are without power:
South Jersey District: The following offices have suspended service Mon. Oct. 29.
Atlantic City 08401
Margate City 08402
Normandy Beach 08739
Barnegat Light 08006
Ocean City 08226
Beach Haven 08008
Point Pleasant Beach 08742
Bethany Beach 19930
Rehoboth Beach 19971
Sea Girt 08750
Cape May 08204
Sea Isle City 08243
Cape May Point 08212
Seaside Heights 08751
Island Heights 08732
Seaside Park 08752
Stone Harbor 08247
Ventor City 08406
Mail Transport Equipment (MTE) Hurricane Sandy Impact: The 3 MTESCs affected by Sandy, "Philadelphia", "Martinsburg", and "Springfield", are up and running. We expect they will be fully operational by COB Oct. 30. Orders that were delayed on Oct. 29, will attempt to be delivered today.
Attention PostalOne!® Mailers and Users
Hurricane Sandy is expected to hit the East Coast on Monday, October 29, 2012. There may be major flooding, high winds and power outages throughout the East Coast. If PostalOne!® is unavailable in hurricane impacted areas, or mailers are unable to produce their mailing documentation, the BMEUs, DMUs and Post Offices will operate under the PostalOne!®Contingency Plan.
This plan will allow mailings to continue to be accepted with as little impact to mailer as possible and ensure all fees and postage is collect during this period.
Below is a brief summary of the PostalOne! Contingency Plan:
· Acceptance units will move to a manual process when necessary to record all mailings presented if the PostalOne!® system is unavailable.
· A Record of Mailings log will be created for each permit holder that presents a mailing if the PostalOne!® system is unavailable.
· Each mailing accepted will be recorded on the Record of Mailings log .
· Each postage statement, will be retained with, and numerically assigned to, the Records of Mailing Log.
· Mailers who normally submit their postage statements electronically, either through the Postal Wizard or through Mail.dat or Mail.XML, may submit hardcopy postage statements or provide a hardcopy Daily Log of Mailings (copy attached) or facsimile.
If a mailer is unable to upload files and PostalOne! is operational, the Full-service discount will be allowed pending outcome of problem.
Mailers will need to submit their Full-Service electronic documentation once the systems are restored.
Mailers who are entering Plant Verified Drop Shipment (PVDS) mailings and cannot reach the intended destinating facility may deposit the mailings at the nearest open Postal facility that can accommodate the mailing(s). Mailers will be required to submit the appropriate PS Form 8125 with the mailing to show postage has been paid.
If you have any questions please call the Help Desk at 800-522-9085.