USPS Alert for Customers Affected by Hurricane Harvey

By Modern Postcard

U.S. Postal Service has been temporarily suspended in the Houston area and beyond due to Hurricane Harvey. Possible delays to shipped orders in impacted regions may also occur. Below are the latest updates, and Modern Postcard will continue to monitor USPS® and UPS® news related to the storm.

USPS Official Announcement RE Mailing Services: “Hurricane Harvey’s impacts on the Gulf Coast resulted in the temporary closure of postal facilities in the, 770, 772, 773, 774, 775, 776 and 778 3 digit ZIP Codes in the Houston area. Today, U.S. Postal Service Houston District Manager David Camp announced that all retail and delivery operations, along with drop shipments and mail acceptance are suspended through the close of business Monday, August 28, 2017. The Postal Service assures customers that their mail has been secured and safe. As water recedes in the impacted areas and conditions improve, both mail delivery and retail services will be restored. We will continue to monitor conditions and will provide more information as services are restored. All Priority Mail Express service to the Houston area is suspended until Wednesday, August 30th at 5:00 p.m.”

Read the official news release here: http://about.usps.com/news/state-releases/tx/2017/tx_2017_0827.htm
Stay on top of USPS service alerts here: https://about.usps.com/news/service-alerts/welcome.htm

How this Affects Modern Postcard Customers: With the USPS temporarily suspending service for all mail classes delivering into Houston, Modern Postcard will hold any mailed campaigns that specifically target this area or have a high percentage of records delivering into the zip codes: 770, 772, 773, 774, 775, 776 and 778 (as mentioned above).

Shipped orders to areas impacted by the storm may also experience delays. Please refer to the UPS service alert for up-to-date information: https://www.ups.com/us/en/service-alerts.page?id=alert1

As Hurricane Harvey remains active, Modern Postcard would like to take a moment to send sincere condolences and a message of hope to all those in southeast Texas and along the Gulf Coast—or anyone with loved ones, colleagues or friends affected by the recent crisis. If you would like to make a donation, here are a few local resources to help those in need:

Harvey Relief Fund (established by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner)
United Way of Houston
The SPCA of Texas

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