Fox Sports has learned the US Postal Service will cut 2:15 a.m.
ET Tuesday to 2,020 jobs in the Texas area after Hurricane Harvey.
The company said the cuts are to provide support to its customers, who are facing a record-breaking flood and other disasters.
The Postal Service said it will continue to make all necessary arrangements for its customers to receive their packages and deliver them to their destinations.
The agency said in a statement that it is currently assessing the impact on its operations and operations in Texas.
The announcement comes on the heels of an announcement by FedEx USA President John A. Deere on Tuesday that it would reduce 3,000 employees in the Houston area by the end of the year to make room for Hurricane Harvey relief.
The decision follows the death of a family member, which has prompted the company to delay shipments of packages and to offer incentives for customers to pick up packages at post offices, Deere said in the statement.
“In light of this tragedy, it is our highest priority to support our customers, and we are working to make every effort to support them during this difficult time,” Deere added.
Hurricane Harvey has dumped at least 11 inches of rain in Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida.
The storm has already damaged more than 30,000 homes, according to the National Weather Service.
The Post Office said it expects to recover from Harvey and that it will be open Monday through Friday.