Kansas tornado destroys Post Office and homes of postal employees

From USPS Newslink:

The tornado that devastated the community of Greensburg, KS, on May 4 also destroyed the town’s Post Office.

“The Greensburg Post Office is now four feet of rubble — it’s a total loss,” Post Office Operations Manager Shirley Crane said. “We were able to salvage a few pieces of mail. We couldn’t get to most of the box section because it was under a brick wall that collapsed. And we couldn’t locate the collection box or our two LLVs.”

The facility’s eight employees survived unharmed. But three lost everything except the clothes on their backs. They are staying with co-workers or with family members.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with all those who reside in Greensburg,” said District Manager Mike Holloway. “The fact that three of our employees lost everything brings it even closer to home.”

Mail service to Greensburg’s 1,200 box, city and rural customers will be provided out of the Pratt, KS, Post Office. Customers on Greensburg’s only rural route received mail out of Pratt on Monday — just two days after the tornado.