New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette Post Offices open Friday
Deliveries – and SSA checks – will be made statewide where roads are accessible
New Orleans, LA – Post Offices will be open and mail delivery returns Friday to New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette and surrounding postal facilities where Isaac’s torrential rains, severe winds and flooding had forced offices to close.
Friday’s mail will consist of Social Security checks, medicine and “mail we could not deliver on Tuesday,” according to Louisiana District Manager Bruno Tristan. “We will attempt check delivery on Friday until 3 pm. Then, checks and other mail will be available at postal facilities from 4 pm to 6 pm, said Tristan.” Customers will be required to present government issued identification such as a driver’s license.
Tristan said Saturday delivery will take place as normal, but customers may pick up remaining Social Security checks on hand at postal facilities on Saturday from 4 pm to 6 pm. “We want to make every effort to get those checks into the hands of our customers who need them before the holiday on Monday.”
Maintenance and Tour 2 mail processing employees at the New Orleans plant have already returned to work. All other employees are required to call the National Employee Emergency Hotline at 1-888-363-7462 to learn when they should report for duty. Customer service employees assigned to the New Orleans Post Office should report at their regularly scheduled time on August 31