Postal Service Prepares to Re-Establish Service Postal Employees Considered 'Essential Personnel'

Sep 24, 2005, 01:00 ET from U.S. Postal Service

    HOUSTON, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Neither rain ... nor floods or
 hurricanes will stay the U.S. Postal Service from connecting people to their
 mail. Just as the United States Postal Service moved quickly to respond,
 reconnect and re-establish in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, we stand ready in
 the wake of Hurricane Rita.
     "Our first priority is the safety of our employees and customers, and
 we're moving quickly to provide delivery and retail service across the greater
 Houston area on Monday," said Cliff Rucker, district manager for the Houston
 District.
     The Postal Service is resuming delivery and retail operations to the
 extent possible in ZIP Code areas 770 and 772 (Houston), 773, 774, and 775. In
 Harris County, which includes the city of Houston, officials have included
 postal employees as "essential government personnel," clearing the way for
 them to reenter the area immediately. Special postal operations at the
 Astrodome and George R. Brown Convention Center will resume on September 28.
     Plans are continuing to re-establish service in ZIP Code areas 776, 777
 and 778, which includes the more seriously impacted Beaumont and Port Arthur
 areas.
     The Postal Service is advising customers that it will continue to suspend
 services in any area where mandatory evacuation orders remain in place,
 including delivery, collection, Post Office box and retail services, and mail
 processing. For the latest information on USPS service updates, check:
 http://www.usps.com/communications/news/serviceupdates.htm.
     Postal employees are being advised that they should check their work
 reporting status by contacting the USPS National Emergency Notification
 Hotline to determine if any special instructions have been issued. The toll-
 free USPS National Emergency Notification Hotline for postal employees is:
 1-888-363-7462.
 
 

SOURCE U.S. Postal Service
    HOUSTON, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Neither rain ... nor floods or
 hurricanes will stay the U.S. Postal Service from connecting people to their
 mail. Just as the United States Postal Service moved quickly to respond,
 reconnect and re-establish in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, we stand ready in
 the wake of Hurricane Rita.
     "Our first priority is the safety of our employees and customers, and
 we're moving quickly to provide delivery and retail service across the greater
 Houston area on Monday," said Cliff Rucker, district manager for the Houston
 District.
     The Postal Service is resuming delivery and retail operations to the
 extent possible in ZIP Code areas 770 and 772 (Houston), 773, 774, and 775. In
 Harris County, which includes the city of Houston, officials have included
 postal employees as "essential government personnel," clearing the way for
 them to reenter the area immediately. Special postal operations at the
 Astrodome and George R. Brown Convention Center will resume on September 28.
     Plans are continuing to re-establish service in ZIP Code areas 776, 777
 and 778, which includes the more seriously impacted Beaumont and Port Arthur
 areas.
     The Postal Service is advising customers that it will continue to suspend
 services in any area where mandatory evacuation orders remain in place,
 including delivery, collection, Post Office box and retail services, and mail
 processing. For the latest information on USPS service updates, check:
 http://www.usps.com/communications/news/serviceupdates.htm.
     Postal employees are being advised that they should check their work
 reporting status by contacting the USPS National Emergency Notification
 Hotline to determine if any special instructions have been issued. The toll-
 free USPS National Emergency Notification Hotline for postal employees is:
 1-888-363-7462.
 
 SOURCE  U.S. Postal Service