Postal Service, Carriers Push the Envelope to Get Flood Victims their Mail
Posted September 28, 1999 7:00 a.m. EDT
GOLDSBORO — High water is not stopping the U.S. Postal Service from doing their jobs in flood-weary Wayne County. Many flood victims are getting their mail despite the poor conditions.
Mail carriers have driven hundreds of extra miles to bypass blocked roads and get the job done. In times like these, every stop has become a special delivery.
Linda Clayton, a mail carrier in the Walnut Creek community, even honks her horn to alert a resident on a washed out road that their mail has arrived.
"On each route you always have some customers you do certain things for if they call in and request it, we try to help them out," says Clayton.
There are only about 50 addresses that mail carriers cannot reach in one of the most waterlogged sections of Wayne County.
The Postal Service has provided mail calls for flood victims at shelters, allowing then to come get their mail if it cannot be delivered to them.