Port Lavaca post office remains closed
Sept. 14, 2017 at 8:45 p.m.
Updated Sept. 14, 2017 at 8:54 p.m.
Those who receive mail at the Port Lavaca post office must drive about 30 miles to pick up mail, USPS spokesman Sam Bolen said Thursday.
The Port Lavaca post office, 1201 Half League Road, was damaged by Hurricane Harvey. Bolen did not know the severity of the damages.
"We expect to reopen the Port Lavaca office soon. That's the best I can tell you at this point," he said.
Those who receive mail at the Port Lavaca post office or aren't home when they are needed to sign for packages must drive to the James Moody post office, 2804 Sam Houston Drive. Port Lavaca residents who receive their mail at home should be receiving it.
"If people's mailboxes were destroyed, it's important that they replace these. We cannot deliver unless there is an appropriate receptacle," Bolen said.
Those whose homes were destroyed or are uninhabitable need to request a 30-day hold or complete a change of address. They can do so at any open post office or by going to USPS.com.
"It's important to note, too, that if you do a temporary change of address, once you return, you have to cancel the old one or it might mess up your mail," Bolen said.
He apologized for any inconvenience this has caused.
"Again, we want to express our appreciation to our customers for being patient during this time," he said.