Isle of Man Post Office worked alongside the Department of Infrastructure to distribute letters this morning to businesses and residential addresses across the inner harbours and adjacent areas of the island thought to be affected by the high tide flooding expected at midday today.
In preparation for the bad weather which could create havoc worse than that seen in 2002, the Isle of Man Post Office distributed over 1,200 letters by 08:30am this morning to businesses and residential addresses at risk, across Ramsey, Castletown and Douglas. They were delivered early to reach individuals before they left for work and in time for companies opening and warn of the affected areas across the island, actions to be taken and support available from the department in such circumstances.
Malcolm MacPherson, Managing Director of Mails, Isle of Man Post Office said: ‘We have a long standing arrangement to be able to deliver emergency communications and we were very happy to help the Department of Infrastructure on this occasion. We pulled out all the stops by printing and distributing the letters at short notice in time for people to take appropriate action.”
Iain Young, Emergency, Planning Officer of the Isle of Man Government commented: “We contacted the Post Office late on Thursday afternoon about distributing warning notices and were delighted that they were able to help at such short notice. We have a good relationship with them through our joint membership of the Emergency Planning Resilience Forum.”