The U.S. Postal Service announced it would resume all mail services — delivery, pickup and post-office operations — on Tuesday.
For those in heavily damaged areas, though, residents need to do a little preparation.
1. Make sure no debris blocks access to the mailbox.
2. If your mailbox is destroyed or badly damaged, replace it with a receptacle that has your address clearly displayed.
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3. If your residence will be uninhabitable for some time, contact the Postal Service to place mail on temporary hold or file a temporary change of address card.
FedEx officials said they would expand service to “accessible areas,"” though some customers will experience delays.
The official statement: “As we continue to assess the storm’s impact, we are working to account for the safety and well-being of our team members. Our heartfelt thoughts are with everyone affected by the hurricane. Our contingency plans are enabling us to continue service in accessible areas, but some customers will experience delays. We encourage customers to check http://fedex.comfor the latest service updates.”
UPS had not responded to The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette’s query as of 3:30 p.m.
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