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Sat Oct 7 2017 23:04:13

Another Hurricane Hits the US, This One Named Nate

By: Ina Steiner

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Hurricane Nate is making landfall in Mississippi this evening with watches and warnings in effect between Louisiana and Florida. It is expected to pass over portions of Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee late tonight through Sunday night.

The US has been hit hard by hurricanes with Hurricane Harvey hitting Texas and Louisiana in August. In September, Hurricane Irma hit Florida and Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

Online sellers located in areas impacted by the severe weather events must deal with disruption and possible devastation to their homes and communities, as well as to their businesses. Hurricane Nate arrives just as the USPS, FedEx, and UPS are starting to make some small progress in Puerto Rico.

eBay generally applies some seller protections to those impacted by severe weather events (no defects for stockouts or unresolved cases with buyers, and protection for their late shipment rate metric).

eBay took the unusual step of offering further protections to sellers impacted by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, promising to waive Store fees for 3 months and provide advertising credits and shipping-supply coupons to business sellers impacted by the storms.

However, we've seen some reports from sellers unhappy with the way eBay implemented these protections, such as this report, and how it communicated with sellers who had questions in the days following the announcement.

The USPS has already suspended operations in some plants as a result of Hurricane Nate - let's hope Nate fizzles out quickly, and, as always, stay safe.




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Another Hurricane Hits the US, This One Named Nate   Another Hurricane Hits the US, This One Named Nate

by: Whatever This user has validated their user name.

Mon Oct 9 10:13:48 2017

But there's no such thing as global warming - right?

Another Hurricane Hits the US, This One Named Nate   Another Hurricane Hits the US, This One Named Nate

by: Volvo351 This user has validated their user name.

Mon Oct 9 12:17:22 2017

Nate didn't even rate on the news. If it was officially a hurricane at the time of landfall it must have just qualified at the 70/75 mph wind velocity.

Another Hurricane Hits the US, This One Named Nate   Another Hurricane Hits the US, This One Named Nate

by: donald This user has validated their user name.

Mon Oct 9 12:37:12 2017



Don't mention the word hurricanes. I have not gotten over Irma yet!

Another Hurricane Hits the US, This One Named Nate   Another Hurricane Hits the US, This One Named Nate

This user has validated their user name. by: IDKwhoIare

Mon Oct 9 14:06:08 2017

@Volvo
Nate was Category 1 with 85mph sustained winds

Another Hurricane Hits the US, This One Named Nate   Another Hurricane Hits the US, This One Named Nate

This user has validated their user name. by: Marie

Mon Oct 9 20:04:39 2017

A cat 1 can do a whole lot of damage and has.  Plus it has spawned some tornadoes too.  Those are no fun either.  I prayers go out to everyone touched by this and the other storms too.



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