Dozens of letter carriers from other cities converge in Louisville to get letters, bills and prescriptions out to Boulder County evacuees
Deep inside the post office, carriers wasted no time on the workroom floor, sorting mail and parcels and trying to figure out which pieces still had a home and a mailbox. The post office, which has 26 mail carriers, is responsible for deliveries to about 13,000 homes and businesses. Mail belonging to families whose homes are no longer standing, for now, is being stashed in numbered slots in temporary holding cases made from sturdy cardboard. Fifteen of those cases line the workroom, each holding 70 slots.
Some post office employees lost their homes. For others spared by the firestorm, the toll still takes a personal tone.