September 5, 2019

Postal Service Temporarily Suspends Service in North Carolina Coastal Areas

Additional impacts to operations expected in areas in the path of the storm

WILMINGTON, NC — Due to evacuations of Brunswick, Carteret and New Hanover Counties because of Hurricane Dorian, the following are effective Thursday, September 5, 2019:

  • PME and LIVES suspended guarantee and embargo LIVES
  • Suspending DDU drops
  • Retail and BME operations will be closed until further notice

Postal Service employees in impacted areas are working to secure the mail, postal facilities and equipment in advance of the arrival of Hurricane Dorian.

The following Post Offices will close until further notice:

Post Office


ZIP Code

Carolina Beach  NC

1323 Bridge Barrier Road


Kure Beach NC

237 Fort Fisher Blvd. N


Wrightsville Beach NC

206 Causeway Drive


Atlantic Beach NC

1516 W. Fort Macon Road


Davis NC

272 Horseshoe Road  


Gloucester NC

310 Pigott Road


Harkers Island NC

823 Island Road


Marshallberg NC

1160 Marshallberg Road


Sealevel NC

751 Hwy 70


Smyrna NC

467 Hwy 70



The following Contract Postal Units will close until further notice:

Contract Postal Unit


ZIP Codes

UNC Wilmington CPU

601 College Street


Wigglesworth Ace Hardware CPU

3516 S. College Road


Topsail Beach CPU

714 S. Anderson Blvd


Village of Bald Head Island CPU

104 Lighthouse Wynd


Oak Island CPU

5703 E. Oak Island Drive



To view a list of the affected Post Offices and for the latest information on USPS service updates, go to Additional information regarding postal operations within specific ZIP Codes will be issued by the Postal Service as necessary. Customers can call 1-800-ASK-USPS (1-800-275-8777) to obtain information, including alternate Post Office retail locations, or check

Postal Service employees are being advised to check for changes to their scheduled work reporting status by contacting the USPS National Emergency Notification Hotline at 1-888-363-7462 to determine if any special instructions have been issued.

Customers are encouraged to sign up for Informed Delivery at The free notification feature provides images of letter-sized mail destined for home delivery via a daily email or through an online dashboard. To sign up or find more information, go to

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.



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