PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. - UPDATE: This update is from the U. S. Postal Service.
The Postal Service continues to restore service to its customers where it is safe and where we have access. We ask that our customers keep the area around their mailboxes free of debris so that we may deliver their mail in a safe manner.
USPS is an integral part of the communities we serve, and we’re continuing recovery efforts every day, so we can reconnect our customers and businesses with their mail.
All major mail processing facilities are up and running. Our employees are reporting to work. The mail is moving.
Thursday we have a recovery team in the Upper and Middle Florida Keys … Customers will be able to purchase stamps and mail packages at the mobile retail unit vans. We also have a mobile retail van set up at the Coral Reef Postal Store in Coral Springs.
EARLIER: As recovery efforts continue from Irma, the postal service says it will begin delivering mail when it's safe to do so.
Post office buildings are being inspected and when they are given the all clear employees will be asked to return to work.
The USPS says "the mail is safe and secure."
Wednesday message from the U.S. Postal Service:
USPS is attempting to restore retail and delivery operations throughout South Florida … Miami Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, Okeechobee, St. Lucie, Hendry and Glades counties where it is safe to do so. The USPS South Florida District Emergency Management Team, which includes Postal Inspectors, are assessing postal facilities to ensure they are safe to occupy. At this time, there is not a list of impacted Post Offices and/or ZIP Codes.
USPS is not yet restoring service in the Florida Keys, but is assessing Post Offices as it did with the postal facilities in the above counties … as it is safe to assess.
The safety of our customers and our employees is of the utmost importance to us.
Employees should contact the National Employee Emergency Hotline for updated information on work schedules and facility status. If an employee has evacuated, he or she is asked to select Option # 5 on the hotline menu. We want to know that these employees are safe … they will be prompted to advise of their relocation as well.