2011-08-31

US Postal Service Delayed Due to Hurricane Irene

Dear Customer,


Here is the update news for United States Postal Service:


This follows from the earlier announcement indicating that the New York JFK International Service Center was effectively shut down after the JFK Airport Authority closed the in and out ramps effective 12 noon Saturday, August 27, 2011 because of Hurricane Irene.

 In its official website, the New York John F. Kennedy International Airport has announced that it is open to arriving flights from 6 a.m. Monday, Aug. 29, 2011 and to departing flights from 12 noon Monday Aug 29, 2011.

 Surface transportation - both inbound and outbound to Montreal and Toronto, Canada - remains a challenge for Canada Post and US Postal Service as Highway 87 is temporarily closed.

 Hurricane Irene has effectively left the United States.

 Further updates will be provided as more detailed information is received from the affected areas.


International mail operations at the New York JFK ISC are expected to normalize by 12 noon tomorrow, August 30, 2011.


However, it should be noted that Hurricane Irene left a path of destruction along the entire Eastern seaboard of the United States in its wake. Widespread power outages and flooding are common, restoration of electricity in several areas may take several days to complete, and public transportation networks and links are severely disrupted , in addition to the loss of lives and severe property damage.

 Thank you for your continued understanding and cooperation.

Regards,
Cathy Liu
Logistic Department Manager
Xell Telecom