Catastrophic Wildfire in Canada Forces Evacuations

Alberta Wildfire Evacuation

A raging Canadian wildfire, the largest of some 40 wildfire outbreaks, has forced mass evacuations across the province of Alberta. As it stands all residents and businesses have been evacuated from the Fort McMurry region. Evacuations are currently in place for the residents of Anzac and Fort MacKay. The recent wildfire disaster has caused major delays in the processing and delivery of all mail and parcels. Any mail or parcels being delivered to the following postal addresses, are being held for an expected period of 3 weeks.

T9H    T9J     T9k    T0P    1J0    T0P    1C0

Once they are released, they will be delivered as soon as possible. Here’s an important mail update from Canada Post:

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR EVACUATED RESIDENTS OF ALBERTA

To help restore delivery of mail and parcels to displaced residents of Fort McMurray, Anzac and Fort MacKay as soon as possible, Canada Post has put emergency measures in place. Residents can register at any post office across the country or online. Details below:

To help reconnect displaced residents with the postal system as quickly as possible, Canada Post is asking them to register for their Mail Forwarding service. This is an important service not just for ongoing mail and parcels, but it also provides a vital link with government and relief agencies going forward.

By registering, Canada Post will be able to ship mail and parcels to a different address selected by the customer, as well as reprocess and ship existing mail and parcels. This can be done on a short-term basis or for longer periods, even if the address is temporary.

All Fort McMurray residents with postal codes starting with the following 3 digits are eligible for the service: T9H, T9J and T9K.

All affected residents of Anzac from postal code T0P 1J0 and Fort MacKay residents with the postal code T0P 1C0 are also eligible.

Note: For more information on Canada’s Mail Forwarding service, please visit canadapost.ca/mailforward

If Canadian residents are looking for a secure place to send any future items they purchase online, they can also sign up for the FlexDelivery service for free, which will allow them to send all future online purchases to a post office of their choosing.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us. As always, we will continue to keep you updated with more specific details as information is released.

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