ALG Connect Weather Alert: Hurricane Dorian Batters North Carolina and Southeast Virginia

Hurricane Dorian Batters North Carolina and Southeast Virginia; Will Brush Southeast New England before Hammering Canada


Hurricane Dorian is lashing North Carolina and southeast Virginia with torrential rain, storm surge flooding and high winds and will push towards New England tonight before slamming into Atlantic Canada this weekend. Dorian's maximum sustained winds have diminished, making it a Category 1 hurricane. The rundown of the current watches and warnings, according to the National Hurricane Center are from Surf City, North Carolina, to Poquoson, Virginia. This includes the Pamlico and Albemarle sounds and the Neuse and Pamlico rivers in North Carolina, as well as Hampton Roads, Virginia. Cities included in the warning are Morehead City, North Carolina; Nags Head, North Carolina; and Hampton Roads, Virginia.


Dorian's center will track near, if not make a landfall over, eastern North Carolina, bringing storm-surge flooding, damaging winds and flooding rain as far north as southeastern Virginia. By Friday evening, the center of Dorian will move into the Atlantic Ocean, with improving conditions in North Carolina and southeastern Virginia. However, winds will pick up in Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. By Saturday/Sunday, Dorian will track close enough to bring a period of rain and some tropical storm-force winds to southeastern New England Saturday morning before it quickly races toward parts of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland later Saturday into Sunday. Dorian is expected to strike Nova Scotia as either a hurricane or a strong ocean storm with hurricane-force winds by Saturday afternoon. Dorian's remnant low will then sweep into Newfoundland Saturday night and Sunday, spreading winds equivalent to a tropical storm.


We recognize the severe impact that current conditions are having on our customers and we are committed to restoring service levels as quickly as possible. As a result of these weather issues, the ALG Client Service Team will send daily updates as we monitor the progress and track job level impact.



Hurricane Dorian update as of 9/6/2019. The Postal Service continues to monitor conditions for the safety of its employees and the security of mail. See below for disruptions to mail service.


All offices that were closed due to Hurricane Dorian have resumed normal operations.


All offices that were closed due to Hurricane Dorian have resumed normal operations.

North Carolina

Due to Hurricane Dorian, there are impacts to our operations in 3-digit ZIP Codes 284 and 285, 278 and 279. Effective September 5, all delivery in these areas has been suspended. Retail and BME operations are closed.

South Carolina

Due to mandatory evacuations in the counties listed below because of Hurricane Dorian, there are impacts to USPS operations: 

    • Redirect competitive products (First-Class and Priority Mail) to Columbia P&DC.

    • Priority Mail Express and live animal shipments suspended guarantee and embargo lives.

    • FAST no redirect on drops. Suspending SCF drops to Charleston P&DC.

    • Charleston P&DC, 7075 Cross County Rd., North Charleston, 29518-9996 - Facility is closed.  

    • Suspending DDU drops.

    • Suspending Target pickups.

    • Embargo Marketing Mail - Update Service Delivery Calculator competitive products.

    Retail operations will be closed until further notice.