USPS: Delivery affected by Imelda damages

   Following reports of slow-to-no mail deliveries throughout Matagorda County following Tropical Storm Imelda, a press release was issued to The Sentinel by the United States Postal Services, Sept. 23.
   A North Houston mail processing plant sustained heavy damage and a roof collapse due to Imelda Thursday, Sept. 19, which is the reason for the delays.
   According to ABC13, all employees in the facility at the time were able to make it out, with only three sustaining minor injuries.
   “The U.S. Postal Service is in active recovery mode, following Tropical Storm Imelda,” said the release.
   “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.”
   USPS Strategic Communications Specialist Nikki Johnson added that personnel are working daily to “get back to normal deliveries.”
   “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,” she said.
   “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.”

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