Posted on September 22nd, 2017

From: UPU.EmIS
Sent: Friday, September 22, 2017 5:42 AM
Subject: EmIS 81/2017 – Dominica – Hurricane Maria
Importance: High
 
The Secretariat of the Caribbean Postal Union (CPU), on behalf of the designated operator of Dominica, the Dominica Postal Service, asks us to inform the designated operators of UPU member countries that all postal services have been suspended in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
 
As reported by the Prime Minister, many buildings, private and public, including the main general hospital and those serving as hurricane shelters, were compromised.   There is no communication with the communities outside of the capital Roseau, but people who have walked into the capital from outlying areas report that all homes have been destroyed.  There is no electricity, running water, or telecommunication services.  There is an urgent need for tarpaulins and other relief supplies.
 
The CPU Secretariat, on behalf of the Dominica Postal Service, thanks all designated operators for their understanding. It will inform them via EmIS as soon as the situation returns to normal.

Posted on September 22nd, 2017

​Sent: Friday, September 22, 2017 9:01 AM
Subject: EmIS 83/2017 – Brazil – Strike
 
The designated operator of Brazil, Empresa Brasileira de Correios e Telégrafos, wishes to inform the designated operators of UPU member countries that, in some regions of the country, a strike has been affecting delivery operations since Wednesday, 20 September 2017.
 
A business continuity plan is in place to ensure normality in the provision of services and minimize possible impacts. However, the partial work stoppage may affect the delivery of inbound postal items (letter post, parcels and EMS items).
 
Empresa Brasileira de Correios e Telégrafos thanks all designated operators for their understanding. It will keep them updated via EmIS.

Posted on September 21st, 2017

​The designated operator of Mexico, Servicio Postal Mexicano, has informed the USPS that due to the earthquake that struck Mexico on Tuesday, 9/19, operations at Mexico City International Airport have been temporarily halted.  The USPS is continuing to accept mail for Mexico and currently expects to resume dispatches on Monday, 9/25.  Customers may anticipate delivery delays. 
 
Further updates will be provided as additional information is received.
 

Posted on September 21st, 2017

From: UPU.EmIS
Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 10:45 AM
Subject: EmIS 78/2017 – France – Situation in the Caribbean following hurricanes Irma and Maria
 
La Poste, the designated operator of France, wishes to inform the designated operators of UPU member countries that the extreme weather conditions in the Caribbean, strongly affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria, have seriously impacted its operations in the following territories: Saint Martin (French part of the Island); (SXM and SFG); Saint Barthélemy (SBH); Guadeloupe (PTP); and Martinique (FDF).
 
Situation on 20 September 2017 :
·     Saint Barthélemy: all addresses with postcode 97133: no postal services available until further notice;
·     Saint Martin (French part of the Island): all addresses with postcode 97150: no postal services available until further notice;
·     Guadeloupe: all other postcodes starting with 971: operations heavily impacted; expect delays in delivery services in most areas of the territory. Flights to PTP are often cancelled and/or dedicated to first aid response for the populations of Saint Martin and Saint Barthélemy;
·     Martinique, postcodes starting 972: postal services are OK, but flights to this destination are also heavily impacted; expect delays and disruption.
 
La Poste will provide an update on the situation via EmIS in the coming days.

Posted on September 8th, 2017

​Please see the following message received today from the UPU concerning the Dominican Republic: 
 
Emergency Information System Message
Message n° 68/2017
7 September 2017
 
The designated operator of the Dominican Republic, Instituto Postal Dominicano, asks us to inform the designated operators of other UPU member countries that, owing to Hurricane Irma, a major Category 5 storm which hit the country in the early hours of 7 September 2017 with wind speeds of 290 km/h, all postal services have been suspended.
 
The Instituto Postal Dominicano thanks all designated operators for their understanding. It will inform them via EmIS as soon as the situation returns to normal.