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Also, if anyone remembers the German Shepherd I posted last month, he's finally up for auction.
I'm crossposting this here due to the fact that MFM is this weekend. Those who are offboarding their luggage via FedEx Express need to be aware of this, and should likewise keep this in mind for the other courier companies, including USPS.
From the Fedex Website:
Severe weather from Hurricane Katrina has caused substantial disruptions to FedEx operations across the United States. Although we use cutting edge technology and processes to minimize delays in these instances, the weather was simply too severe to compensate. As a result, consistent with the provisions of the FedEx Service Guide, the FedEx money-back guarantees are not in effect for shipments scheduled for delivery on August 30, 2005. We are taking steps to manage through this event to provide you the best possible service under the circumstances and deliver your packages as close to commitment as possible.
New Orleans is still suspended until the damage is repaired; it's not clear as to where the packages are being enqueued at (MEM hub, I supsect). So if you're expecting a FedEx, just hang tight, they'll get it there.
Please note that this DOES NOT affect FedEx Ground operations. As the storm has passed, flights to all points except New Orleans (as explained above) should have departed or will be doing so shortly, so if you're expecting something today, hang tight, they'll get it there.
BTW, if you're going ground, today may be the last day to ship if you want it there by Friday. Check with FedEx - depending on where you are, it can take up to 3-4 days to deliver ground.
Lastly, as far as Express, operations should be normal tonight barring any spontaneous storms.
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