A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH is in effect for Austin, Burleson, Lee, and Washington Counties until 10am, and Montgomery & Waller Counties until 1pm. Damaging winds in excess of 60mph is the main concern.
With the postal service shut down for two days leading up to Rita, our post offices are playing catch-up.
Backlogged mail from Houston and Dallas offices is coming in and being sorted as quickly as possible. More than two million pieces of mail have stacked up at the main post office in Bryan. That's about four times the average amount.
"We do have a priority process," said Bryan postmaster Ron Glenn. "We will be working the first class mail, naturally, first. But in addition to that, we will be working things like payroll checks, individual checks, medicine to the community and so forth."
All available postal personnel have been called in to get the excess mail delivered.
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