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Incident bulletin 19th October 2018

Incident bulletins are sent weekly with information about situations that affect postal distribution.

This week’s bulletin contains updates about: Italy, France, Portugal, Spain, India, Australia and Canada.

Italy

Start date: 10th October
End date: unknown

Severe weather in Sardinia, in particular Cagliari and the eastern part of the island, are causing considerable problems in road traffic in the area due to the collapse of a bridge. The municipality of Capoterra is still unreachable. As a result, mail services are affected in the following areas (Tortoli, Quartu Sant’Elena, Assemini where IT systems collapsed, Capoterra, Pula and Teulada).

France

Start date: 15th October
End date: unknown

Please be advised that due to flash flooding in Southern France, delays to collections and deliveries may incur. Main impacted areas are Aude, Aveyron, Herault, Pyremees, Orientales and Tarn.

Portugal

Start date: 13th October
End date: unknown

Weather warnings have been lifted in Portugal after the passing of post-tropical cyclone Leslie. Leslie made landfall over central Portugal on October 13, causing disruptions across northern regions. Coimbra, Lisbon, and Leiria reportedly experienced the worst impacts. Thousands of trees were overturned and localized flooding was reported.

Spain

Start date: 18th October
End date: unknown

It has been reported that thunderstorm activity has disrupted flight schedules at the Palma de Mallorca Airport, Spain, since October 18. It remains unclear when the storm will pass and the schedule will normalize. Delays to postal services may occur.

India

Start date: 11th October
End date: unknown

Cyclone Title has caused flooding and landslides in multiple locations of Odisha State. Ground transportation has been severely disrupted. The districts most affected have been Ganjam, Gajapati, and Rayagada.

Australia

Start date: 18th October
End date: unknown

Severe thunderstorm on October 18 has caused transport disruptions in Sydney, Australia. Operations at Sydney Airport and several roads were impacted by flash flooding and strong winds.

Canada

Start date: 22nd October
End date:

It has been reported that Canadian Union of Postal Workers will stage a nationwide strike beginning October 22. The strike action will be held over demands regarding job security and safety standards. Widespread disruption to mail logistics services are likely.

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