Saturday, June 21, 2008

Post Office Flooded

The USPS News Link reports, "Iowa and Illinois aren’t the only Midwestern states struggling from the effects of too much water. In the wake of last week’s rains, the Fond du Lac River in Wisconsin also caused flooding along its banks."

According to the Link when the postmaster of the Fond du Lac, WI, post office arrived at work last Friday, she found a mess - a flooded parking lot and employees who couldn't get to the building.

"Inside the building trash cans, letter carrier satchels and office supplies floated on what looked like a lake on the workroom floor."

The Lakeland District’s retail van rolled into Fond du Lac late Friday night. By the next morning,they had moved the dry portion of her stamp stock to its safe. She got cash from Oshkosh and opened the temporary site for business.

"Saturday morning, employees reported to work at a temporary facility at the County Fairgrounds. Carriers sorted mail on tables. By Saturday afternoon, maintenance people from Fond du Lac and other offices in the area had moved mud-caked carrier cases to the temporary site. They cleaned and disinfected the cases in time for work Monday morning."

Now that the water has receded, the building will be cleaned and hopefully back to normal in two weeks.

For mail service updates in the other flood areas, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM