November 30, 2020

West Coast Wildfires; Hurricanes Delta, Laura, Sally, and Zeta; and Tropical Storm Eta

The wildfires on the west coast  have affected thousands of people, homes, and schools across several counties. The aftermath from Hurricanes Delta, Laura, Sally, and Zeta continue to impact southern coastal areas. And tropical storm Eta left behind damage.

  • USPS has suspended delivery to 54 ZIP codes at this time.
  • We've identified 353 institutions in the affected ZIP codes to help you determine how best to modify your marketing programs.

We will continue to monitor the opens in a new windowUnited States Postal Serviceopens EXCEL file and State Department of Education websites so that we can be sensitive and responsive to the situation in the region.

We have prepared a file of affected ZIP codes to help you determine how best to modify your mail campaigns and other marketing programs. opens in a new windowClick hereopens EXCEL file to download this file.

We understand that you may wish to reach the school community right now—social media is a great way to connect. Many schools, districts, and community members will share on social media their greatest areas of need and what people can do to help. It’s not just who you reach, it’s how and where you reach them.

As information becomes available, we will update this page with what we learn about the buildings located in the affected areas including closures and relocations.

We'd like to encourage marketers to be aware and thoughtful of the challenges of these areas, and encourage them to consider the needs of these areas as they think about their philanthropic and charitable giving.

Your MDR Representative can help you make the best decisions about timing of any messages as well as your email or direct mailings. You can reach us at 800-333-8802 or email us at mdrinfo@dnb.comcreate new email.