September 5, 2019

Postal Service Temporarily Suspends Service in Areas Impacted by Hurricane Dorian

Postal officials continue to monitor conditions in areas in the path of the storm

GREENSBORO, NC — Due to the mandatory evacuation orders and hazardous weather caused by Hurricane Dorian, the Postal Service has announced the temporary suspension of mail delivery and retail operations in North Carolina.

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

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

The following are in effect due to Hurricane Dorian:

  • Priority Mail Express and live animal shipments guarantee suspended and embargo for live animals Suspending DDU drops
  • Retail and BME operations will be closed until further notice

New Closings:  The following Post Offices will close until further notice:

Post Office


ZIP Code

Aurora NC

186 N 5th St.


Bath NC

415 Carteret St.


Belhaven NC

614 W Old County Road


Blounts Creek  NC

13746 NC Hwy 33 E


Chocowinity NC

100 Patrick Lane


Edward NC

19160 NC Hwy 33 E


Pantego NC

26022 US Hwy 264 E


Pinetown NC

378 Main St.


Washington NC

222 West St.


The following Post Offices are still closed until further notice:

  • Kill Devil Hills NC 27948 – 301 S Croatan Hwy
  • Kitty Hawk NC 27949 – 3841 N Croatan Hwy
  • Manteo NC 27954 – 2128 US Hwy 64 and 264
  • Nags Head NC 27959 – 100 Deering St

PO Box Only Offices

  • Avon NC 27915 – 41196 NC Hwy 12
  • Buxton NC 27920 – 48042 NC Hwy 12
  • Corolla NC 27927 – 1150 Ocean Trail
  • Frisco NC 27936 – 53590 NC Hwy 12
  • Hatteras NC 27943 – 57689 NC Hwy 12
  • Mann’s Harbor NC 27953 – 6941 US Hwy 64
  • Ocracoke NC  27960 – 1122 Irvin Garrish Hwy
  • Rodanthe NC 27968 – 25969 NC Hwy 12
  • Wanchese NC 27981 – 3525 Mill Landing Rd

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.

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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