Aug. 31, 2023
TAMPA, FL — The U.S. Postal Service is asking for assistance from postal customers to provide uninterrupted mail service to west coast Florida residents who live in the three-digit ZIP Code areas 337, 339, 342, 346 in the wake of Hurricane Idalia.
The accumulation of debris around mail receptacles can cause delays in delivery, and in some areas, contractors removing the debris are taking mail receptacles along with the debris. Residents are urged to pile away debris from their mailboxes.
If your mailbox has been damaged to the point where delivery is not possible, you can contact your local post office to make arrangements for holding your mail at the post office until the repairs are made.
Residents who placed their mail on hold for 30 days or filed a temporary Change of Address due to Hurricane Idalia must replace their damaged mail receptacles. When their mailbox has been replaced, customers must call 1-800-ASK-USPS (1-800-275-8777) to reinstate delivery.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Idalia, letter carriers are back on the street delivering mail, wherever it is safe and accessible to do so. Their presence – a mainstay of the community – represents our commitment to service and helps bring back a sense of normalcy to those affected by the storm.