Thursday, April 15, 1999

Mail service still disrupted




        Sleet and rain, no problem. But a killer tornado has created a big one for the Postal Service.

        On Wednesday, postal workers say they could not make about 500 deliveries in areas damaged by Friday's tornado. Downed power lines, construction traffic and damaged homes have posed problems for delivery drivers, said Ed Westerfield, acting manager of the Sycamore post office branch.

        Eight routes from the Sycamore branch include addresses damaged or destroyed by the storm. A pile of undelivered mail is accumulating at the branch, which has assigned one clerk to tornado-affected customers.

        Residents should submit a temporary change-of-address form, if possible, to receive their mail. Those who do not should pick up their mail every two or three days.

       



8 tornado sirens didn't work
In-home warnings considered
Middletown hears call for sirens
Residents begin planning new homes
Academy makes room for 340 displaced students
Officially: 92 homes, 40 businesses destroyed
Restoration, demolition to begin
Road closings, curfews
How to help, get help
- Mail service still disrupted
County officials report on impact, response

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