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Amazon says Florida deliveries will be delayed by Hurricane Dorian

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Posted at 1:05 PM, Sep 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-02 15:05:38-04

TAMPA, Fla. — Amazon customers in some Florida cities will see delayed deliveries as the company proactively closes facilities ahead of Hurricane Dorian.

The company says customers in Tampa, Orlando and Miami will be affected. Some Tampa Bay area residents say their deliveries have been pushed back a week or more.

Amazon released the following statement.

While we don’t know yet what the impact of the storm will be for our local teams, the safety of our employees and drivers is always our top priority. We have begun proactively closing operations facilities temporarily in the potential impacted areas. We will pay Amazon employees 100 percent of regular time if their facility temporarily closes and are prepared to provide support for them and their families so they can recover from this storm.

Customers living in areas affected by the hurricane may see a delayed delivery promise date on items when they go to checkout. In limited circumstances, customers outside the impacted area may also see a slower delivery promise if the product they are ordering is shipping from an area within the projected path of the hurricane. Right now, our Disaster Relief by Amazon team is closely monitoring Hurricane Dorian and is working to prepare and provide support alongside our nonprofit partners to communities potentially impacted.

This story was originally published by WFTS in Tampa, Florida.