Service alerts

Last update: Dec. 8, 2023, 2 p.m. ET

USPS service alerts have information for consumers, small businesses and business mailers about postal facility service disruptions caused by weather-related and other natural disasters, special events, or other changes impacting service.

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Hurricane strikes Southeast U.S.

A destructive Hurricane Idalia has struck several states in the Southeast U.S. There are impacts to USPS operations in areas affected by the powerful storm. Please refer to our residential service alerts webpage for current status. We are working to reopen facilities and restore service as soon as possible where it is safe to do so.

Service disruptions

Residential customers and small businesses can find out if mail is being delivered, or if their Post Offices are open. Business mailers get more detailed information about USPS mail processing facilities, and the operating status of delivery units, as well as any impacts on mail delivery overseas.

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Residential customers

Residential customers should check this Mail Service Disruptions website first for current, frequently-updated information about whether mail is being delivered to your neighborhood or if your local Post Office is open. Or you can call our customer service center at 1-800-ASK-USPS (800-275-8777).

Business mailers

Contact the Business Service Network headquarters communications manager for additional information or to report a disruption. Email us at

Need more support? Have questions? Contact your local Business Service Network or visit PostalPro.