HOUSTON (AP) – The Newest on Tropical Melancholy Harvey (all occasions native):
The U.S. Postal Service has posted an inventory of places the place Houston-space residents can decide up authorities profit checks after Harvey pressured the momentary closing of a number of submit workplaces.
The record posted Thursday consists of pickup website addresses by ZIP code. Authorities checks together with Social Safety funds, Division of Veterans Affairs incapacity advantages and checks from the Workplace of Personnel Administration and the Railroad Retirement Board could be picked up beginning Friday. The places shall be open from 10 a.m. to six p.m. Monday by means of Sunday.
The Postal Service says to select up a verify, clients should present correct identification. Clients can even full a change of handle request in the event that they anticipate to be out of their houses for an prolonged interval.
Houston public faculties will begin courses two weeks late on Sept. eleven due to Harvey.
The nation’s seventh-largest faculty district had been scheduled to start out courses on Monday till Hurricane Harvey stormed ashore in Southeast Texas, resulting in devastating flooding in Houston.
Houston is also the most important public faculty district in Texas, with about 216,000 college students and 283 campuses.
Officers at Beaumont’s different hospital say they’ve determined to not transfer their sufferers elsewhere however are working beneath “excessive emergency circumstances.”
Christus St. Elizabeth issued a press release Thursday saying 256 sufferers will stay on the Texas hospital, which will get its water from wells and has a retailer of potable water.
The assertion got here hours after Baptist Beaumont Hospital stated it was airlifting its almost 200 sufferers to different amenities as a result of it not had potable water and entry was restricted by flooding.
The town of about one hundred twenty,000 individuals has been hit exhausting by flooding from Harvey, which got here ashore final Friday as a Class four hurricane and hovered for days within the area.
The Nationwide Climate Service is forecasting flooding in Kentucky and Tennessee as Tropical Melancholy Harvey travels inland.
Forecasters say the storm is predicted to drop 2 inches to six…