Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Services are gradually being restored in some of the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina.

To date, more than 38,000 hurricane victims have filed Changes of Address (COA) — and that number is growing quickly. According to USPS most are using the Internet option, followed by telephone (1-800-275-8777). Others have gone to Post Offices to complete and submit COA forms.

In Louisiana, most of the state is now receiving normal mail delivery. USPS and the Social Security Administration have established temporary, alternative locations for the distribution of Social Security checks to residents who are unable to receive regular mail delivery service.

Customers in the disaster area with Internet access can quickly check the status of USPS services in their ZIP Code area online. A color-coded map on the Web site also shows the status of Katrina-affected Post Offices.

To see a map of the Katrina-affected post offices, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM