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USPS provides mail options to customers affected by Laura

Mail hold and change of address forms available
Posted at 10:01 AM, Aug 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-31 11:01:05-04

The United States Postal Service is providing customers affected by Hurricane Laura with assistance regarding mail delivery.

Two options are now available for holding mail and changing addresses to ensure that customers continue to receive their mail.

USPS says that these options are important especially for those who live in the 706 ZIP Code area which was most affected by Laura.

Hold Mail services, according to the postal service, will hold mail and packages for customers for up to 30 days at their local post office. Within that 30-day window, accumulated mail items can be picked up with a photo I.D. or delivery requested to a customer's regular address on a date of their choosing.

The postal service says the mail hold option is designed for customers who plan on occupying their homes within 30 days. For more information, click here.

For those who will not be able to occupy their home within 30 days, the USPS says that they should submit a Change of Address form.

Those who plan to return to their address within six months should choose 'Temporary' on their card or online form. Those who do not plan on returning to their residence should choose 'Permanent.'

Change of Address forms can be found, here.

Customers interested in information about a specific Post Office can call 800-ASK-USPS (275-8777). Operators have been provided with specific information on delivery and retail services for each office impacted by Hurricane Laura.

Information can also be found on the postal service website

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