FedEx Delivers Aid Following Hurricane Matthew
Following the devastation of Hurricane Matthew, a number of charitable organizations worked with FedEx to deliver food and first aid supplies to the impacted area, including Haiti. Deliveries of packages and parcels in Florida resumed quite quickly, including those items sent from the Phoenix metro area. Some delays were experienced, however, but nothing occurred that should have resulted in packages being lost or misplaced due to the storm.
Hurricane Matthew was one of the strongest storms the Florida coast had seen in decades, and though the damage in Florida was significant, the island of Haiti was, perhaps, the most severely affected region. A tremendous amount of damage occurred and hundreds of lives were lost to the destruction of the powerful storm.
Following the storm’s passing, package delivery services like FedEx and the United States Postal Service were quick to begin operating again as soon as possible. FedEx worked with a number of charitable organizations to assist in delivering humanitarian relief to Haiti in the form of food, drinkable water, and first-aid supplies to help those who had been injured. Deliveries of packages to addresses in Florida resumed as quickly as possible, though some delays were unavoidable.
With that in mind, however, there has been no indication that any trucks or other vehicles were destroyed by the storm, which means no packages should have been permanently lost. Delays mostly occurred on the delivery end, since it was initially unsafe to attempt to deliver packages in regions of Florida hit by the storm. Once the storm had passed, then debris had to be cleared out for deliveries to resume. Many Floridians were temporarily displaced by the storm, which required temporary mail holds or change of address requests.
Packages sent from Phoenix to Florida should have been easily shipped and delivered in the first few weeks following Matthew. The affects of the storm have slowed down deliveries in some areas, which may result in drivers attempting to make up for lost time. This should not be an issue as long as drivers act responsibly and safely, but there is always the potential for mistakes to be made by drivers who attempt to make a demanding schedule.
While the storm in Florida should not directly impact packages and drivers in Phoenix, there can often be unforeseen consequences to these kinds of disasters. If you have been personally injured or had property damaged by a FedEx driver, for any reason, call the Husband and Wife Law Team of Breyer Law Offices, P.C. today at (602) 267-1280. We can discuss your case and talk about your options.