USPS: Services Temporarily Suspended at Houston District Post Offices due to Impacts of Hurricane Harvey

8/28/2017 Houston, TX – 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.

Updated Closures/Impacted Offices

  • Sam Houston Finance Unit, 701 San Jacinto St, Ste 149, Houston TX 77002-3629
  • STOWELL TX 77661, 3608 STATE HIGHWAY 124, STOWELL TX 77661-0045

Until Further Notice, Retail Operations, Delivery Operations, BME Operations and Drop Shipments Have All Been Suspended at the Following Offices:

  • BAY CITY TX 77414, 1309 BAYWOOD DR, BAY CITY TX 77414-9998
  • BLESSING TX 77419, 800 FM 616 W, BLESSING TX 77419-0015
  • CEDAR LANE TX 77415, 13412 FM 457, CEDAR LANE, TX 77415-0177
  • COLLEGEPORT TX 77428, 15235 FM 1095, COLLEGEPORT TX 77428-0015
  • ELMATON TX 77440, 10430 HIGHWAY 35, ELMATON TX 77440-0077
  • HIGH ISLAND TX 77623, 2008 S 5TH ST, HIGH ISLAND TX 77623-0135
  • IOLA TX 77861, 23329 FM 39, IOLA TX 77861-5367
  • MARKHAM TX 77456, 610 BROADWAY ST, MARKHAM TX 77456-9800
  • MATAGORDA TX 77457, 750 MARKET ST, MATAGORDA TX 77457-0062
  • MIDFIELD TX 77458, 275 JUNETTA AVE, MIDFIELD TX 77458-9801
  • PALACIOS TX 77465, 700 HENDERSON ST, PALACIOS, TX 77465-9998
  • SABINE PASS TX 77655, 5424 TREMONT ST, SABINE PASS TX 77655-0310
  • VAN VLECK TX 77482, 8901 STATE HIGHWAY 35 N, VAN VLECK TX 77482-9899
  • WADSWORTH TX 77483, 13622 HIGHWAY 60 S, WADSWORTH TX 77483-9800


  • The Houston P&DC, located at 4600 Aldine Bender Rd, North Houston, TX 77315-9997 will not be accepting drop shipments beginning at 2:00PM on Sunday, August 27, 2017.
  • The Houston P&DC is planning to resume accepting drop shipments on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 5:00PM

If necessary, more information will be forthcoming regarding alternate locations where customers can retrieve mail and make postal purchases. We apologize to our customers for any inconvenience caused by the temporary closures.  The Postal Service will continue to work as quickly as possible to reopen those affected Post Offices.

Customers can call 1-800-ASK-USPS (1-800-275-8777) to obtain information, including available, alternate Post Office retail locations, or check the Postal Service website: The Post Office is always open at The Postal Service’s smartphone app makes it even quicker to use the most popular functions on, anytime and anywhere.

2 thoughts on “USPS: Services Temporarily Suspended at Houston District Post Offices due to Impacts of Hurricane Harvey

  1. The impact of Harvey very tragically will rank up with the worst of the worst hurricanes in U.S. history – Carol, Camille, Sandy, the forever infamous Katrina, Betsy, Andrew and other vicious storms. Houston is getting more media coverage, but that’s understandable given its size and a metro area that especially to the east and southeast of downtown is flatter than a pancake as the terrain becomes more marshy the closer to Galveston and the Gulf of Mexico it gets. Not that the rest of the city hasn’t been inundated, but with the watershed taking the rivers and creeks to the Gulf, those areas are probably worse off than areas on the west side, although I admit this is just a guess.
    Mail service of course will be impossible for days, and that means lots of our postal brethren are suffering greatly too with an untold number of homes and structures that will be completely ruined due to the flood water. No drainage system anywhere could be expected to handle over 50 inches of rain in just a week or so’s time.
    So let’s remember the people not just in Houston, but all the way from Corpus Christi to Beaumont, and maybe the Louisiana coast if Harvey doesn’t give up the ghost yet. Perhaps local unions can conduct drives to contribute to the unions in the Houston metro area to do what they can to help. I’m not from there, but my wife and I honeymooned in Galveston 24 years ago, love the island, and hate to see the terrible damage. That goes for everywhere where storms wreak havoc, but Harvey has been a true monster, one whose impact will not be fully known for maybe months after it has become history.

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