provided to The Santiva Chronicle
Mail delivery is expected to resume in late summer this year on Sanibel, after the post office building and its delivery fleet were heavily damaged by Hurricane Ian.
As a result, mail delivery has been temporarily suspended and will remain suspended until all necessary repairs have been made to ensure a safe workplace for employees and a safe environment for conducting business for customers, the USPS said in a recent statement released by the City of Sanibel.
“Although we are working diligently to restore mail delivery as soon as possible, the anticipated resumption of delivery operations is not expected to be completed until late summer of 2023,” USPS said.
A Mobil Retail Unit (MRU) has been set up in the Fort Myers Processing and Distribution Center parking lot, 14080 Jetport Loop, Fort Myers, to service Sanibel customers.
The MRU’s hours are as follows:
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday
USPS customers can also forward their mail to a more convenient location by submitting a temporary Change of Address online at usps.com, via the Informed Delivery App, or in person at the Captiva Post Office, which is open and offers a retail option. Additionally, Post Office boxes are available at the Captiva location as another delivery alternative.
“Please accept our sincere apologies for any failure to meet your expectations and for any inconvenience which may have been caused because of these unanticipated delays. We thank you for your continued support and concern which we value and appreciate,” said the USPS in its statement.