Monday, October 23, 2017

Still unknown when USPS service resumes in Puerto Rico

By on September 24, 2017

SAN JUAN — Given the devastation caused by the passage of Hurricane Maria through Puerto Rico, the U.S. Postal Service still does not know when it will resume its service.

In the past few days, reports in social media had pointed to Monday as the day when mail service would resume.

“As you know, we are currently unable to provide service in Puerto Rico, as we continue to evaluate postal conditions to ensure the safety of our employees. We do not have a date at this time to re-establish the service but we continue to coordinate our efforts very closely with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service,” USPS contact for Puerto Rico, Maureen P. Marion, told Caribbean Business.

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Marion further said that those interested in obtaining daily updates of the service can monitor the  website, USPS.com, which has a link to a special page with the latest information.

“We do not have decisions about Puerto Rico yet, but we are working diligently to resume the service,” the press official stressed.

Postal delivery services in the U.S. Virgin Islands, which were also impacted by Hurricane Maria,  have limited operations in some sectors.

As for the USPS employees on the island, Marion urged them to report at least once a day, either by calling the Hotline and pressing option 5; or through the WhatsApp messaging service at (978) 761 -0380. If these alternatives don’t work, they must go to one of the postal facilities located in Humacao, Carolina, Mayagüez, Ponce, Caguas, Arecibo and the general post office in San Juan, as long as it does not entail a risk to their safety.

“I must say that our employees are your neighbors. They are filled with much pride in serving, that is a fact. They also share the depth of this disaster,” Marion concluded.

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