Postal Service Working to Restore Mail Service

Aug 31, 2005, 01:00 ET from U.S. Postal Service

    BATON ROUGE, La., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ --
 
     Updated August 31, 2005 - 5 p.m.
 
     Hurricane Katrina Update:
 
     "We are doing everything we can to restore mail delivery and we are trying
 to make sure employees are safe," said Postmaster General John E. (Jack)
 Potter.
     Part of those efforts includes working closely with the Social Security
 Administration to make checks available to displaced residents.
 
     Here is a summary of the operations impact in the Louisiana District
 
     The New Orleans Processing and Distribution Center suspended all
 operations at noon Sunday. No drop shipments will be accepted to New Orleans,
 ZIP Code areas 700-704 until further notice. Retail and delivery services have
 been suspended since Monday for all offices in ZIP Codes 700 and 701. Delivery
 in some 704 offices has been restored.
     Delivery is scheduled for most of ZIP Code 703, except for Grand Isle and
 Monegot. Near normal deliveries are scheduled for ZIP Codes 705-708.
     Postal employees are encouraged to call 888-EMERGENC or 888-363-7462 for
 additional information.
     Additionally, displaced residents are encouraged to submit change-of-
 address forms, through 1-800-ASK-USPS, through at any local Post Office, or
 online at http://www.usps.com.
     The latest information for customers will be posted regularly at
 http://www.usps.com.
 
 

SOURCE U.S. Postal Service
    BATON ROUGE, La., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ --
 
     Updated August 31, 2005 - 5 p.m.
 
     Hurricane Katrina Update:
 
     "We are doing everything we can to restore mail delivery and we are trying
 to make sure employees are safe," said Postmaster General John E. (Jack)
 Potter.
     Part of those efforts includes working closely with the Social Security
 Administration to make checks available to displaced residents.
 
     Here is a summary of the operations impact in the Louisiana District
 
     The New Orleans Processing and Distribution Center suspended all
 operations at noon Sunday. No drop shipments will be accepted to New Orleans,
 ZIP Code areas 700-704 until further notice. Retail and delivery services have
 been suspended since Monday for all offices in ZIP Codes 700 and 701. Delivery
 in some 704 offices has been restored.
     Delivery is scheduled for most of ZIP Code 703, except for Grand Isle and
 Monegot. Near normal deliveries are scheduled for ZIP Codes 705-708.
     Postal employees are encouraged to call 888-EMERGENC or 888-363-7462 for
 additional information.
     Additionally, displaced residents are encouraged to submit change-of-
 address forms, through 1-800-ASK-USPS, through at any local Post Office, or
 online at http://www.usps.com.
     The latest information for customers will be posted regularly at
 http://www.usps.com.
 
 SOURCE  U.S. Postal Service