With the start of hurricane season June 1, the Postal Service is urging employees to verify or update their personal and emergency contact information on file with USPS.
This information is vital as it enables the organization to contact you or your loved ones when a hurricane or other natural disaster strikes.
Keep personal contact information current using a physical address — not a PO Box — and mobile telephone number. Go to the Life Changes LiteBlue page and update your address if necessary.
Emergency contacts can be updated by logging on to LiteBlue, selecting “Apps,” selecting “Change Address,” then “Emergency Contact.” Follow the prompts to complete the submission.
Here are some actions employees can take to be ready to for a disaster:
• Learn your community’s hurricane plans, including evacuation routes.
• Complete a personal preparedness plan that includes a household inventory and the location of important family documents.
• Prepare your home for hurricane-force winds or flooding.
• Store enough food and water to last at least three days. One gallon of drinking water per person per day is recommended.
• Create a personal preparedness kit and include items such as hand sanitizer and disposable masks.
• Put together a first-aid kit and make plans for pets.
• If a hurricane is expected, call the USPS National Employee Emergency Hotline at 888-363-7462 (888-EMERGNC) for work schedules or for reporting-time change information.
The National Preparedness Blue page has more steps employees can take to personally prepare for hurricane season, which runs from June 1 through Nov. 30.