The Postal Service is responding to a tornado outbreak earlier this week that caused the deaths of at least 21 people and left a large path of destruction in Mississippi and Alabama.
USPS has accounted for its employees in the area.
A powerful E4 tornado touched down in Rolling Fork, MS, and traveled at least 59 miles, remaining on the ground for more than an hour. At some points, its width was estimated to be three-quarters of a mile.
A postal employee who lived in Rolling Fork lost her home.
Because of the damage sustained by the Rolling Fork Post Office, USPS has set up a mobile retail unit in the parking lot. PO Box customers with proper ID can pick up their mail at the unit.
Customers are also being advised that they can conduct retail transactions at the nearby Post Office in Mayersville, MS.
A Post Office in Camp Hill, AL, sustained water damage from the storm that spawned the tornadoes and has set up a mobile retail unit in that facility’s parking lot.
Customers are also being advised that they can conduct retail transactions at the nearby Post Office in Dadeville, AL.
The Postal Employees’ Relief Fund and Employee Assistance Program are available to help affected employees.