There has been a lot of talk about the difficulties the USPS has had recently, and rightly so. But there are some ways in which the USPS continues to operate really well, and one of the most impressive is the bravery and resilience of mail carriers during natural disasters.
The USPS only stops delivering mail when local authorities issue severe evacuation orders, and mail carriers are among the first to return once the orders have been lifted. Here’s more from MOTHERBOARD:
It may seem odd that letter carriers felt the need to deliver mail while fires were still burning…in a disaster, do people really need their mail?
…People impacted by hurricanes, wildfires, blizzards, flooding, and pandemics need things, whether it be food, medicine, clothes, blankets, or any number of other physical objects to stay alive and begin the process of rebuilding their lives. The post office brings these things to people. And, through tools like mail forwarding, it keeps track of where people are in a way no other federal agency can.
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