Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.
One California mailman won't let wildfires stop him from living up to the unofficial motto of the United States Post Office. Drone footage captured mail delivery going on in the Coffey Park neighborhood despite much of the neighborhood being burned to the ground by the worst wildfires in California history.
The scene looks like something out of a post-apocalyptic disaster movie. As the drone flies overhead, the view of entire blocks of homes reduced to rubble is unsettling and eerie. The mail truck can be seen driving up to mailboxes, which were the only part of the burned out homes still standing, to deliver mail. While it may seem pointless to deliver mail to burned out homes, the delivery was requested by local residents.
According to the San Mercury News, residents were being allowed back into their homes and had asked the post office to deliver the mail. The USPS San Francisco District Manager Noemi Luna issued the following statement:
“This is an example of the long standing relationship that has been established between our carriers and their customers based on trust. The carrier in question was honoring a request by a few customers who were being let back in the fire zone to retrieve personal items. A few customers asked the carrier to leave their mail if the mailbox was still standing because they could not get to the annex to retrieve it.”