Incident bulletin 14th July 2017

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This week’s bulletin contains updates about: France, Greece, Poland, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Canada, USA, Japan and New Zealand.



Start date:  11th July
End date:    ongoing

Heavy rains have affected areas of Paris and Central France causing localised flooding. Delivery delays may be expected in worst affected areas.


Start date:  June 2017

There may be delays in the handling and delivery of inbound postal items during an adjustment period for the implementation of new customs procedures. The new procedures began at the end of June 2017, with Hellenic Post (Elta) acting as a direct representative of customs authorities. Together with the use of new information systems, the new procedures will reduce customs clearance time.


Start date:  8th July
End date :

Severe weather with thunderstorms and strong winds hit Poland, causing nationwide damages, power outages and disruptions in road and rail traffic.

Austria, Switzerland, Germany

Start date:  8th July
End date :  ongoing

Severe weather with thunderstorms and strong winds hit Austria, Switzerland and Germany at the weekend, causing severe damages and flooding.
The following regions were particularly affected:
• Austria: Lower Austria (Waldviertel, Wechselgebiet, Tullner/Wiener Becken)
• Switzerland: Cantons of Aargau, Berne and Solothurn
• Germany: Lower Saxony (district of Vechta), Baden-Württemberg (Bodenseekreis, Constance and Ravensburg districts)


Start date:  11th July
End date :   ongoing

Canada Post informs about delivery delays in the communities of 108 Mile House and Quesnel due to the prevailing forest fires. Normal delivery will resume once the conditions improve and it is safe to do so.


Start date:  12th July
End date :   ongoing

Adverse weather conditions have prompted massive flight disruptions at Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD). More than 1900 flights from/to the airport were cancelled or delayed.
Further severe flight cancellations and delays were reported at the following airports:

New York LaGuardia (LGA)
Newark (EWR)
Miami (MIA)
John F. Kennedy International (JFK)
Boston Logan International (BOS)


Start date:  4th July
Updated :   10th July

Torrential rain has been causing flooding, landslides and serious infrastructure damage on the island of Kyushu since last week. Streets and houses were swept away. Particularly affected are the prefectures of Fukuoka, Kagoshima, Kumamoto and Oita. According to the weather service, further heavy rain and landslides are expected in northern Kyushu. Traffic disruptions as well as delays in mail processing and delivery.

New Zealand

Start date:  13th July
End date :

The prevailing winter weather with heavy snowfall and strong winds has prompted closures of highways as well as flight and ferry service disruptions. Wellington International Airport (WLG) has been reporting flight cancellations and delays over the past few days.


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