The U.S. Postal Service announced this morning that evacuees at the Astrodome will be able to receive mail as early as Saturday.
The service created a special ZIP code to handle the mail: 77230.
Anyone who thinks they may have a friend or loved one sheltered at the Astrodome should address letters by name, with the address General Delivery, Houston, TX 77230.
The mail that comes in will be at the north ticket area at an onsite trailer, said Cliff Rucker, district manager for the U.S. Postal Service in Houston.
Rucker also said because of limited mail delivery in some ZIP codes in Louisiana, mail that cannot be delivered there has been diverted to Houston and will be processed, sorted and held here until addresses in those ZIP codes are available for service.
I had been wondering what they were going to do with all the mail. They are acting very fast and I'm thrilled. The rest of the article is extremely comprehensive and has tons of great info on the good things happening in Houston. In fact, the Houston Chronicle's coverage has been simply outstanding. Go read them all.