Hurricane Harvey: Louisiana

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Published: August 25, 2017 / Updated: August 31, 2017

[8/31/17]

Tropical Storm Harvey is projected to move northeast through the lower Mississippi Valley and Ohio Valley into Friday. The heavy rain could cause flooding in some areas.

Due to continued rain and damaged infrastructure, such as collapsed bridges and broken levees, no timeline is currently reported for resolution of logistics delays for shipments traveling to and through the affected areas.

Depending on how the storm continues, there is also the potential for a ripple effect across the country. The United States Postal Service has provided an interactive map to show the operational status of all Postal facilities, which can be found here.

SA 170831_Harvey map

Information courtesy of The Weather Channel.

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[8/25/17]

Harvey has been downgraded to a tropical storm, but remains stalled over Texas, where extreme rainfall has occurred in the Houston metro area, leading to record-breaking, catastrophic flooding. Days of drenching downpours are ahead along with the potential for tornadoes and lingering coastal flooding.

Localized rain amounts of 40-50 inches are not out of the question once Harvey’s rain is finished later this week. This may end up being one of the worst flood disasters in U.S. history, according to the National Weather Service.

Dozens of Post Offices have been affected by the storm. Logistics partners are reporting anticipated delays of 48 – 72 hours, although initial reports were 24 – 48 hours.

The United States Postal Service has provided an interactive map to show the operational status of all Postal facilities, which can be found here.

Until further notice, retail operations, delivery operations, BME operations and drop shipments have all been suspended at the following offices:

  • Cameron Post Office, 70631 - Alternate location for drop shipments and collection is Lake Charles Main Post Office, Lake Charles 70601
  • Hackberry Post Office, 70645 - Alternate location for drop shipments and collection is Sulphur Post Office, Sulphur 70663
  • Lacassine Post Office, 70650 — Alternate location for drop shipments and collection is Welsh delivery unit, Welsh 70591
  • Hayes Post Office, 70646 — Alternate location for drop shipments and collection is Iowa Post Office, Iowa 70647

Information is courtesy of The United States Postal Service and The Weather Channel.