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Mail Delivery to Victims

By: AP
By: AP

The US Postal Service is making arrangements to get mail to evacuees from Hurricane Katrina.

Officials are urging the evacuees to file change-of-address cards listing their shelter's address. The plan could help reunite family members sent to shelters in various cities.

A change of address can be filed by telephone at 1-800 ASK-USPS.

People who believe they may have family members at the Houston Astrodome can address their mail to the named individual at "General Delivery Houston, Texas 77230." Similar arrangements are being made for major shelters set up for people evacuated to other areas of the US.

The district manager for the US Postal Service in Houston says the agency's headquarters staff began putting the plan together before Hurricane Katrina hit last weekend.

Mail for much of Louisiana has been forwarded to Houston.


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