Houston, TX – We are #PostalProud and #Houston Strong. As an integral part of the communities we serve, the Postal Service is continuing recovery efforts every day, so we can reconnect people with their mail. All 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.
This Sunday and Monday, Sept. 3 -4 many carriers were on the street delivering mail. Their presence – a mainstay of the community – represents our commitment to service and helps bring back a sense of normalcy to those affected by Hurricane Harvey.
The Postal Service is also assisting customers who need to file a Change of Address (COA), especially if they expect to be out of their homes or businesses for an extended period of time. We are at the major shelter locations and visiting all other shelter locations, assisting with Change of Address and other services. Customers with questions about a COA can visit our website at: Movers Guide.usps.com.
Some postal facilities still remain inaccessible. We continually assess our facilities to ensure they are safe to occupy. For those Post Offices still unable to be occupied, we are currently operating in alternate locations until repairs can be made. The latest information on alternate locations for residential and business customers, including where to pick up mail and access retail service, is available here: about.usps.com/news/service.
Customers are reminded that service restoration continues daily, and they should check our website regularly for the latest information on their mail service. We are committed to serving our customers and to being there for the residents of Houston, as recovery from Hurricane Harvey continues.
The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.
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