"Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds," an inscription on the James Farley Post Office in New York City says.
However, Fox News reported Wednesday that the Postal Service plans to stop letter delivery on Saturdays.From Fox:
Under the proposal, the Postal Service will continue to deliver packages six days a week.The plan, which is aimed at saving about $2 billion, would start to take effect in August. Under the new plan, mail would still be delivered to post office boxes on Saturdays. Post offices now open on Saturdays would remain open on Saturdays.
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Residents from the Gulf Coast to the interior South continued to bear the brunt of damaging impacts from Cindy on Thursday, including dangerous surf, flash flooding, tornadoes and strong winds.
After temperatures soared to 29-34 C (84-94 F) across Germany late this week, a welcome period of more seasonable conditions is on the horizon.
While a surge in warmth and humidity will lead to downpours and gusty storms in the northeastern United States into early Saturday, much cooler air will soon follow.
A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck off the coast of Guatemala around 6:31 a.m. Thursday (8:31 a.m. EDT), the U.S. Geological Survey reports.
Even though Cindy is inland and weakening, the risk of flooding and severe thunderstorms will continue along the central Gulf Coast and part of the interior South.
Cindy made landfall early Thursday morning along the border of Texas and Louisiana.
The longest heat wave in more than 20 years in the United Kingdom peaked on Wednesday with temperatures again topping 32 C (90 F) in parts of southern England.