Published: August 27, 2017 / Updated: February 21, 2018
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.
Information courtesy of The Weather Channel.
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.
Information is courtesy of The United States Postal Service and The Weather Channel.
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.
Recovery efforts from Hurricane Harvey continue throughout Texas.
Current Service Interruptions
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.
Stowell, 3608 State Highway 124, 77661-0045 — All operations have moved to Winnie Post Office, 324 Highway 124, 77665-0190
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
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.
Bear Creek, 16015 Cairnway Dr., Houston, 77084-9998
Katy Finance, 5701 4th St., 77493-9998
Deweyville, 680 Texas State Highway 272, 77614-0001
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.
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
The North Houston P&DC has resumed accepting drop shipments, including Marketing Mail, after suspension on August 27, 2017
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
Flour Bluff 78418
Corpus Christi 78469
783 affected areas: BMEU services to Corpus Christi Main Office, 809 Nueches Bay Blvd., 78469.
Aransas Pass, 634 S. Commercial St., 78336-9998 — Retail and PO Box operations have moved to Ingleside, 2230 State Highway 361, 78362-4139.
779 affected areas: BMEU services to Victoria Main Office, 312 S. Main St., 77901.
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
Most operations in the San Antonio region have resumed.