Hurricane Harvey: Texas

red alert_2Status: Service Interruptions

Published: August 27, 2017 / Updated: November 14, 2017

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

[9/1/17]

At this time, logistics partners are holding products for the affected areas at the origin or consolidation facilities to protect and safeguard mail. Although USPS has provided timelines for opening facilities, additional delays are expected due to the backlog and poor road conditions.

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[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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 [8/27/17]

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.

For more information about Hurricane Harvey, click here.

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Service Interruptions 

Dallas, Texas
  • All Priority Mail Express service for 3-digit ZIP Code 759 is suspended until Wednesday, September 6
  • Shipment of live animals destined for 3-digit ZIP Code 759 is suspended until further notice
Houston, Texas

All offices have resumed normal operations with the exception of the following:

  • Glen Flora, 126 Bridge St., 77443-0177 — All operations have moved to Wharton Post Office, 141 E. Milam St., 77488-9998.
  • Mauriceville, 11424 Highway 12, 77626-0016 — All operations have moved to Bridge City Post Office, 900 Texas Ave., 77611.
  • Nome, 2285 Highway 90, 77629-0010 — All operations have moved to China Post Office, 305 N. Broadway St., 77613-0016.
  • Stowell, 3608 State Highway 124, 77661-0045 — All operations have moved to Winnie Post Office, 324 Highway 124, 77665-0190
Rio Grande

[9/25/17]

Retail and delivery operations, as well as drop shipments, have been suspended at the following offices, with services being offered by an alternate location:

  • Aransas Pass, 634 S. Commercial St., 78336-9998 — Retail and PO Box operations have moved to Ingleside, 2230 State Highway 361, 78362-4139.
  • Port Aransas, 1211 State Highway 361, 78373-9998 — All services are being provided at modular trailers located on site.
  • Rockport, 1550 FM 2165, 78382-9998 — Alternate location for mail pickup is Ingleside, 2230 State Highway 361, 78362-4139.

Business mail entry operations are as follows:

  • 779 affected areas: BMEU services to Victoria Main Office, 312 S. Main St., 77901.
  • 783 affected areas: BMEU services to Corpus Christi Main Office, 809 Nueches Bay Blvd., 78469.

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Resolved

Houston

[11/14/17]

  • Bear Creek, 16015 Cairnway Dr., Houston, 77084-9998
  • Katy Finance, 5701 4th St., 77493-9998

[10/19/17]

  • Deweyville, 680 Texas State Highway 272, 77614-0001

[9/25/17]

  • Downtown Beaumont, 300 Willow St., Ste. 1, 77701-2296 — All operations have moved to Beaumont Post Office, 5815 Walden Rd., 77707-9998.
  • Orange, 500 4th St., 77630-9998:
  • Customers in ZIP Code 77630 can visit Beaumont Post Office, 5815 Walden Rd., 77707.
  • Customers in ZIP Code 77611 can visit Bridge City Post Office, 900 Texas Ave., 77611.
  • Drop shipments to the Beaumont P&DC have been temporarily suspended beginning Saturday, September 2 at 8 am.

[9/11/17]

  • All Priority Mail Express service and shipments of live animals have been restored for the following 3-digit ZIP Codes: 770, 772, 773, 774, 774, 775, 776, 777 and 778.
  • With the exception of the facilities listed above, all Post Offices, Stations, Branches, Finance Units within the 3-Digit ZIP Codes of 770, 772, 773, 774, 775, 776, 777 and 778  have resumed normal operations after previously suspending all operations as of Monday, August 28.
  • The Houston P&DC will not be accepting drop shipments from Sunday, August 27 to Wednesday, August 30.
North Houston Processing and Distribution Center

[9/2/17]

  • The North Houston P&DC has resumed accepting drop shipments, including Marketing Mail, after suspension on August 27, 2017
Corpus Christi

[9/2/17]

Corpus Christi Processing and Distribution Center 78469, formerly stopped accepting drop shipments. Drop shipments were diverted to San Antonio P&DC. Corpus Christi P&DC planned to resume accepting drop shipments at 6 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 27.

Formerly, delivery operations, BME operations and drop shipments have been suspended at the following offices:

  • Downtown Corpus Christi 78401
  • Six Points 78404
  • Roy Miller 78405
  • Stonewall Station 78410
  • Lamar Park 78411
  • Gulfway 78412
  • Southside 78413
  • Portairs 78415
  • Flour Bluff 78418
  • Corpus Christi 78469
Rio Grande

[11/13/17]

  • Austwell, 611 Vandenberge St., 77950-9800
  • Bayside, 715 Third St., 78340-3019
  • Fulton, 301 Cactus St., 78358-9800
  • Telferner, 319 FM 1686, 77988-9800
  • Woodsboro, 501 First St., 78393-9998

[9/25/17]

  • Skidmore, 78389-9998

[8/31/17] 

Most operations in the San Antonio region have resumed.