Hurricane Michael

red alert_2Status: Service Interruptions

Published: October 9, 2018 / Updated: October 16, 2018

Information courtesy of The Weather Channel.

Hurricane Michael made landfall Wednesday in the Florida Panhandle as a high-end Category 4, bringing destructive winds, dangerous storm surges, and flash flooding.

Michael spread a swath of heavy rain from the Florida Panhandle to the mid-Atlantic and southeast New England, with peak storm surge inundation of 9 to 14 feet above ground. Maximum sustained winds of 155 mph were recorded and wind gusts over 50 mph were clocked as far north as southern New Jersey, with reports of trees or power lines downed from the Florida Panhandle to the Washington D.C. metro area. Up to 1.6 million customers were without power, at one time.

In addition to numerous Post Office closures, logistics partners are reporting service embargoes on all shipments traveling to and from the states of Florida and Georgia through the weekend. In addition, service delays can be expected for neighboring states and gulf coastlines. All mail in transit will be held within their network until it is safe to deliver. 

SA 181009 -Hurricane Michael Update 1012

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[10/9/18]

Hurricane Michael is expected to make landfall along the Florida Panhandle Gulf Coast Wednesday. The storm has strengthened to a Category 2 intensity and is forecast to strike as a Category 3 with dangerous storm surge flooding, destructive winds, and flooding rainfall. Michael will also bring heavy rain and strong winds to other parts of the southeastern United States after it moves inland.

Although there are no Post Office closures at this time, delays are in expected in the affected areas. 

SA 181009 -Hurricane Michael

Current Alerts

Florida

Retail and delivery operations as well as drop shipments have been suspended at the following offices, with services available at an alternate location:

  • Bascom, 5011 Basswood Rd., 32423 — Alternate: Greenwood, 4233 Bryan St., 32443
  • Campbellton, 5265 Highway 231, 32426 — Alternate: Graceville, 5360 Cliff St., 32440
  • Clarksville 11351 State Road 20 W., 32430 — Alternate: Altha, 25934 N. Main St., 32421
  • Fountain, 12606 Silver Lake Rd. — Alternate: Youngstown, 11805 Highway 231, 32466
  • St Marks, 779 Port Leon Dr., 32355 — Alternate: Woodville, 8219 Woodville Hwy., 32362

Retail and delivery operations as well as drop shipments have been suspended at the following offices, with services alternatively available at Panama City (GMF), 1336 Sherman Ave., 32401:

  • Downtown Panama City, 421 Jenks Ave., 32401
  • Lynn Haven, 2319 S. Highway 77, 32444
  • Tyndall AFB, 730 Suwannee Rd., Panama City, 32403

Retail and delivery services are available onsite at the following location through a mobile retail unit. No drop shipments are being accepted:

  • Panama City: North Side, 1315 W. 17th St., 32405

Drop shipments have been suspended at the following location until 7 a.m. on Oct. 18:

  • Panama City (GMF), 1336 Sherman Ave., 32401

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Resolved Alerts

As of 10/12, the following Post Offices are now accepting drop shipments and providing delivery where it is safe to do so.

Florida

  • Pensacola P&DC, 1400 W. Jordan St., 32501
  • Tallahassee P&DC, 2800 Adams St., 32301

Georgia

[As of 10/16]

  • Apalachicola, 20 Ave. D, Ste. 101, 32320
  • Defuniak Springs, 100 S. 18th St., 32435
  • Freeport, 77 Breckyn Loop, 32439
  • Santa Rosa Beach, 3906 US-98 W., 32459
  • Tallahassee Leon Station, 1845 N. ML King Jr. Blvd., 32303-9998
  • Woodville, 8219 Woodville Hwy., 32362
  • Eastpoint, 353 US-98, 32328 — Alternate location: Apalachicola, 20 Ave. D, Ste. 101, 32320
  • St. Marks, 779 Port Leon Dr., 32355 — Alternate location: Woodville, 8219 Woodville Hwy., 32362

[As of 10/12]

  • Augusta PDF, 525 8th St., 30901
  • Macon PDF, 451 College St., 31213
  • Macon Holt Annex, 595 Holt Ave., 31204

The following 3-digit ZIP Codes will begin accepting drop shipments today at 12 p.m.:

  • 298
  • 304
  • 308
  • 309
  • 310
  • 312
  • 313
  • 314
  • 315
  • 316
  • 317
  • 318
  • 319
  • 323
  • 324
  • 325
  • 326
  • 363
  • 364
  • 398

Alabama

All drop shipments were previously suspended for the 363 and 364 ZIP Codes due to Hurricane Michael. They have resumed as of 10/12.

(363 area)

  • Ariton, 36311
  • Ashford, 36312
  • Bellwood, 36313
  • Black, 36314
  • Chancellor, 36316
  • Coffee Springs, 36318
  • Columbia, 36319
  • Cottonwood, 36320
  • Cowarts, 36321
  • Daleville, 36322
  • Fort Rucker, 36362
  • Dothan, 36302
  • Dothan, 36304
  • Elba, 36323
  • Enterprise, 36330
  • Geneva, 36340
  • Gordon, 36343
  • Hartford, 36344
  • Headland, 36345
  • Jack, 36346
  • Midland City, 36350
  • New Brockton, 36351
  • Newton, 36352
  • Newville, 36353
  • Ozark, 36360
  • Pansey, 36370
  • Pinckard, 36371
  • Shorterville, 36373
  • Skipperville, 36374
  • Slocomb, 36375
  • Webb, 36376

(364 area)

  • Andalusia, 36420
  • Brewton, 36426
  • Florala, 36442
  • Kinston, 36453
  • McKenzie, 36456
  • Opp, 36467
  • Red Level, 36474
  • River Falls, 36476
  • Samson, 36477
  • Wing, 36483