We had multiple telecoms this afternoon, one with the Greensboro district at 3 p.m. today and at 7 p.m. with the Mid-Carolina district this evening with the postal service pertaining to their preparation for hurricane Florence. We have scheduled teleconferences at 8am and 7pm each day continuing until Sunday.
During the 3 p.m. conference, we were notified of 29 offices that are closed in the Greensboro district. The projected direction of hurricane Florence has moved even more south once it hits land fall and move along interstate 26 in South Carolina. Offices are to curtail delivery tomorrow 2 hours prior to the wind speed getting to 39 mph. Therefore employees can get home safely.
During the 7 p.m. conference with the Mid Carolina district, we were notified that deliveries in the 283, 284, and 285 with the exception of the Fayetteville have been suspended. The Fayetteville plant will close as of noon tomorrow.
Please make sure you call the emergency hotline number if you can not make it to work or even if you are part of an office that is closed. They need to affirm that they heard from you and you are safe. This will also secure Act of Nature Pay (Administrative Leave 078).
There will be multiple telecoms tomorrow and we will continue to update and provide information as we get it.
Please update all of your emergency contact information with the postal service, (your contact number, your mailing and residential address and your emergency contact person and their number). When updating your emergency contact please do it via Liteblue if at all possible. If you are in an affected area and cannot be reached the inspection service will have to come to your residence to verify you are okay. The postal service is making arrangements for generators and they are being tested. The postal service is obtaining bottled water and MREs to have readily available if needed. The unions are being informed as best as possible.
We may be working mail for other areas or other area may have to work our mail according to the direction of the storm. Please be flexible and understanding as possible as we try to make through this crisis. You may want to make sure your personal vehicle has gas. Gas may become a problem at a later date this week. Your safety is first and foremost. I will be updating you as often as possible.