Package Safety

Kitterman Woods wants all our resident to stay safe, in the wake of the recent spate of package explosions in Texas, we wanted to alert all of you to some necessary precautions to take. Even thought this was a situation recently limited to Texas, it could happen anywhere. What is best is to proceed with caution. Many local authorities are suggesting it is not necessary to change your practice of accepting packages but that it is important to remain vigilant in examining the packages you do receive. You may have heard some of these recommendations in the media, and many are common sense, but they all bear repeating.
What to look for:

  • Any powdery substance on the outside
  • Odors emanating from package
  • Stains on the package
  • A package the recipient is not expecting
  • A package with a return address unfamiliar to the recipient
  • A package with no return address
  • A tracking number (USPS uses a 22-digit number that can/should be verified at, accepting scan, delivery scan or arriving scan markings along with markings including city i.d. and processing date
  • Excessive postage
  • Illegible handwriting
  • Oddly sized packages
  • Protruding wires
  • Excessive tape
  • “Personal” or “Confidential” marking

What to do:

  • Assuming there is no powder on the package, isolate it in a safe area. (Do not touch further and wash your hands thoroughly if there is powder.)
  • Call 911

For more information visit: USPS guidelines

We will still gladly accept and hold packages for you, if you have any questions please feel free to call the leasing office at 772-461-0444.

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