Oklahoma Tornado 5/23/2013, 6:30 a.m. ET
USPS continues to monitor conditions in the Oklahoma City area following the tornado that struck the area May 20. The Moore, OK, Post Office Branch 73160/73153 sustained heavy damage and has temporarily relocated operations. Retail services are available at the Penn 89 Station, located at 9201 S. Penn Street, Oklahoma City, OK, 73195. Customers who can’t receive mail in the impacted areas of ZIP Code 73160 and 73153, can pick up their mail at the Airmail Finance Unit located at 6500 Air Cargo Road, Oklahoma City, OK, 73195.
The Santa Fe Station, 73170, has restored power but is still in the process of resuming regular operations. The Santa Fe Station is offering retail services and delivering where possible. Customers who can’t receive mail in the impacted areas of ZIP Code 73170, can pick up their mail at the Santa Fe Carrier unit, located at 201 SW 134th Street, Oklahoma City, OK, 73170.
All drop shipments for Moore, OK, Post Office Branch and Santa Fe Station should be taken to the Oklahoma City Processing and Distribution Center, located at 4025 W. Reno, Oklahoma City, OK, 73125.
Updates will be provided as conditions change.
The area in and around Oklahoma City, OK, continues to recover from the effects of the tornado on May 20, 2013. Delivery is being attempted, but has been affected by inaccessibility and the loss of power in certain areas.
The Moore, OK, Post Office Branch 73160 and 73153 sustained heavy damage and has temporarily relocated operations. For retail services, customers can visit the Penn 89 Station, located at 9201 Penn St, Oklahoma City, OK, 73159. Customers in the impacted areas of ZIP Codes of 73153, and 73160, can pick up their mail from the Airmail Finance Unit at 6500 Air Cargo Road, Oklahoma City, OK, 73195.
Customers who can’t receive mail because they are in an impated area of ZIP Code 73170, can pick up their mail at the Santa Fe Carrier unit located at 201 SW 134th Street, Oklahoma City, OK, 73170.
Newcastle PO, 73065
Oklahoma City – Moore Branch, 73160 and 73153
Oklahoma City – Sante Fe Annex, 73170
Shawnee PO, 74801
The area in and around Oklahoma City, OK, continues to recover from the effects of the tornado on May 20, 2013. The Moore, OK, Post Office Branch 73160/73153 sustained heavy damage and has temporarily relocated operations. For retail services, customers can visit the Penn 89 Station, located at 9201 Penn St, Oklahoma City, OK, 73159. Customers in the impacted ZIP Codes of 73153 and 73160 who aren’t able to receive mail may pick it up at the Airmail Finance Unit located at 6500 Air Cargo Road, Oklahoma City, OK, 73195.
USPS Mail Service Updates is designed to communicate information to consumers, small businesses and commercial mailers about postal facility service disruptions due to weather-related and other natural disasters. These service updates are done in near real time.
Residential customers and small businesses can use this website to learn if mail is being delivered to their doors, or if their Post Offices are open. Commercial mailers are provided more detailed information on our mail processing facilities, as well as the operating status of our delivery units.
Business Mailer updates
May 22, 2013, 3 p.m. ETDelivery units not accepting drop shipments
Mail Service Disruption Report
USPS facilities status
Louisiana: remaining impacts from Hurricane Isaac, October 2012
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Customers with questions about mail delivery and other retail services in their area can telephone the Postal Service at 800-ASK-USPS (800-275-8777).
International Mail Service
The Belgian Post reports a strike by workers at Brussels Airport continues to affect the transport of outbound mail. While management and union representatives reached an agreement, some employees remain on strike. (posted 5/21/13)
A strike today (April 22) has affected air and ground transport of mail in Germany. Nearly all Lufthansa flights are canceled and only a few short-haul flights will operate. Expect delays in mail to and from Frankfurt. Mail is being rerouted to alternative processing centers. Inbound airmail will continue to be accepted. Deutsche Post DHL says the strike also has impacted its domestic network. Expect delivery delays of 1-2 days for letters and parcels. (posted 4/22/13)
Jamaica Post is unable to dispatch any mail because of transportation difficulties at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston. (posted 5/15/13)
Portugal’s postal service says a three-day strike beginning May 2 by regional carrier SATA Airline will affect the transport of mail to the Azores and Porto Santo Island. Delays in the delivery of international mail are expected. (posted 5/1/13)
Russian Post reports acceptance, sorting and processing of all international mail has returned to normal. A fire May 13 in its Moscow offices had disrupted service. Authorization from Russian Post is still required for mail arriving through cargo flights. (posted 5/21/2013)
The Postal Service has suspended mails service to Syria due to transportation issues.
Until further notice, all Post Office and other acceptance locations will not accept mail destined to Syria.
The suspension affects Express Mail International, Priority Mail International, First-Class Mail International, First-Class Package International Service, International Priority Airmail (IPA) International Surface Air Lift (ISAL), and M-Bag shipments.
Mail addressed to Syria will be returned to sender endorsed “Mail Service Temporarily Suspended — Return to Sender.”
Upon request, postage and fees will be refunded, or mailers may opt to hold and later re-mail the package with existing postage when service to Syria resumes. When re-mailing, customers must strike the endorsement “Mail Service Temporarily Suspended — Return to Sender.”
The Postal Service appreciates its customers’ business and regrets any inconvenience posed by this temporary service suspension.
Customers are advised to periodically check Mail Service Updates for updated information.
Lithium battery shipping regulations
U.S. Postal Service acceptance of international lithium battery shipments
The Postal Service is now allowing specific quantities of lithium batteries — when installed in the equipment they are intended to operate — to be sent to many international destinations, including Army Post Office (APO), Fleet Post Office (FPO) and Diplomatic Post Office (DPO) locations when permitted by the destination or host country.
The postal operators of Germany and Italy are not accepting packages containing lithium metal or lithium-ion batteries to German or Italian addresses. Postal employees will decline electronic items containing lithium batteries to addresses in those two countries. This does not apply to shipments to and from German or Italian APO, FPO or DPO locations.
Items that can be shipped include: cameras, video cameras, mobile/smart phones, Bluetooth headsets, laptop computers, shavers, portable DVD players, tablets, two-way radios, GPS devices and most other small electronic devices requiring lithium batteries. Items that can’t be shipped include lithium batteries not installed in the equipment they are intended to operate. In addition, when installed, they may not exceed the quantity or limits defined in the IMM or DMM.
Domestic shipments of packages containing lithium batteries, and electronic devices containing lithium batteries aren’t affected.
Currently, U.S. customers aren’t permitted to take international and APO, FPO, DPO mail containing lithium batteries to Village Post Offices, contract postal units, commercial mail receiving agents or approved USPS shippers. For more information, click pe.usps.com.