The Long Beach Post Office opened its doors Monday, more than a month after flooding from Hurricane Sandy caused it electrical and structural damage, although service remains limited.
The building, at 101 E. Park Ave., continues to undergo reconstruction and is experiencing limited Internet, from which some transactions must be performed, and curtailed phone capabilities, all of which restrict a number of postal services. While there are full services for such things as P.O. boxes and stamp purchases, those who want to mail items such as holiday packages to troops serving overseas are instructed to go to post offices in Oceanside, Rockville Centre and Lynbrook, where full retail services are available, according to the Long Beach Herald.
Maureen Marion, a regional spokeswoman for the post office, said:
“Some transactions have to be done with Internet access, so it leaves us unable to be fully operational, What the average person uses on a regular basis is OK.” In the aftermath of the storm, residents were told to pick up their mail at the Garden City post office, although home delivery was restored in some neighborhoods.
The Long Beach Post Officce is open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekdays this week and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.