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Your two-day orders might take a little longer than two days to get to your front doors.

I think this is super understandable since this unpredictable hurricane is slowly making it’s journey up the East Coast of Florida. This will probably effect more than just people here in the Tampa Bay area as Florida is a large distributor of things, like Amazon Prime. ABC Action News reported that Amazon said 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.

Let’s all just take a deep breath as these delivery men and women need to care for themselves too as this hurricane and future storms set their sights on the US.

Amazon released this 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.