ALG Connect Weather Alert: Major Hurricane Delta Tracking Toward Gulf Coast

Major Hurricane Delta Tracking Toward Gulf Coast With Storm Surge, Winds, Flooding Rain in Laura-Weary Louisiana


Hurricane Delta is a Category 3 storm heading for a Gulf Coast landfall later Friday with life-threatening storm surge, damaging winds and rainfall flooding from Louisiana and east Texas to Mississippi. This includes some of the same areas that were ravaged by Hurricane Laura more than a month ago. As expected, Delta intensified again over warmer Gulf of Mexico water Thursday and it appears to be leveling off in strength.


Delta's center is currently about 160 miles south of Cameron, Louisiana, moving north at 10 to 15 mph. Rainbands from Delta continue to spread inland and conditions will deteriorate along the Louisiana and upper Texas coasts Friday morning. Heavy rainfall led to roadway flooding early Friday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.


Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 40 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend up to 160 miles from Delta's center. Hurricane warning is in effect from High Island, Texas, to Morgan City, Louisiana, including Lake Charles and Lafayette, Louisiana; and Port Arthur, Texas. This means hurricane conditions are expected Friday.


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.






October 8, 2020


Southern Area - Louisiana District

Temporary Plant Suspension

Hurricane Delta


EFFECTIVE: Friday, October 9th, 2020 12:00pm CST


All drop shipments and operations will be suspended until Saturday, October 10th, 2020, at 5:00am CST for the following Plant:


  • Lafayette Processing and Distribution Center

1105 Moss St.

Lafayette, LA 70501-3601


Postal Facilities Change in Operations due to Hurricane Delta


Louisiana District:


Plant Affected by Hurricane Delta

Lafayette P&DC:


Drop Shipment Hours: Suspended until 5:00am Saturday October 10, 2020


Processing Plan: Mail currently in the facility will be processed and delivered, pending weather conditions.


Recommendations to Mailers: Mailers are requested to hold their drop shipments. Please reschedule FAST appointments. 



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