The United States Postal Service has temporarily suspended activity at multiple Houston-area facilities until further notice due to the impact of Tropical Storm Imelda.
Despite damage experienced at the north Houston mail processing facility, USPS says it is “working daily to return to full operations, as soon as we can safely do so.”
USPS released the following statement Monday:
"The safety of employees and customers is our primary concern. We continue to work hard every day to reconnect our customers and businesses with their mail. The majority of our major processing infrastructure is up and running and the mail is moving. Most of our Post Offices are open for business and we are delivering to homes and businesses, wherever it is safe and accessible to do so.
"At our North Houston mail processing facility, which sustained damage during Imelda, we are making progress daily toward restoring normal operations. Following an inspection by structural engineers, the Postal Service began resumption of most processing operations. More than 2,100 dedicated postal employees are working around-the-clock at the Houston plant, in an effort to restore full service as soon as possible.
"For customers who may not have received their usual amount of mail or packages, they can be assured that all mail within our system is secured and safe at all times. We are processing all mail and packages as quickly as we can and any items customers are expecting will be delivered as soon as possible. We appreciate our customers’ patience as we continue to work hard to resume normal postal operations in Houston and the surrounding area.”
A few postal facilities still remain inaccessible. The USPS says it will continually assess facilities to ensure they are safe to occupy.
For those Post Offices still unable to be occupied, it is currently operating in alternate locations until repairs can be made, as listed below.
If your Post Office is not listed, that means it is open and fully operational.
The USPS reminds customers that they should rely primarily on the USPS website to obtain official, accurate, and updated information on Post Office operations. This information is posted to the USPS Service Alerts website, accessed here.
All Post Offices/Stations/Branches/Finance Units have resumed normal operations, with the exception of the below-listed offices that remain closed until further notice:
All operations have resumed within the 3-digit ZIP Codes of 773 with the exception of Porter Post Office, 23550 Partners Way, Porter, TX 77365
Operations for the Porter Post Office have been moved to the following alternate location.
New Caney Post Office, 20811 US Highway 59, New Caney, TX 77357 (Hours of operation: M-F 9:00 AM-4:30 PM/Closed Sat. and Sun.)
All operations have resumed within the 3-digit ZIP Codes of 775 with the exception of:
Devers Post Office, 102 S Gates St, Devers, TX 77538
Operations for the Devers have been moved to the following alternate location: Liberty Post Office, 1515 Sam Houston St, Liberty, TX 77575 (Hours of operation: M-F 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Sat. 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
All operations have resumed within the 3-digit ZIP Codes of 776 with the exception of:
Hamshire Post Office, 25142 Highway 124, Hamshire, TX 77622
Stowell Post Office, 3608 State Highway 124, Stowell, TX 77661
Mauriceville Post Office, 11424 Highway 12, Mauriceville, TX 77626
Nome Post Office, 2285 Highway 90, Nome, TX 77629
Operations for the Hamshire and Stowell Post Offices have been moved to the following alternate location.
Winnie Post Office, 324 Highway 124, Winnie, TX 77665 (Hours of operation: M-F 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM/Closed Sat. and Sun.)
Operations for the Mauriceville Post Office have been moved to the following alternate location.
Evadale Post Office, 225 FM 105, Evadale, TX 77615 (Hours of operation: M-F 8:30 AM-11:30 AM/12:30 PM-4:30 PM/Closed Sat. and Sun.)
Operations for the Nome Post Office have been moved to the following alternate location.
China Post Office, 305 N Broadway St, China,TX 77613 (Hours of operation: M-F 8:00 AM-12:00 PM/1:00 PM-4:30 PM/Closed Sat. and Sun.)
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