The Foley Public Library reopened today, with modified hours from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Saturday for now. The library offers computer workstations to provide online access and charging stations, as well as a cool place to be for those without utility service.
Foley City Hall is open. Hours are Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (251) 943-1545. Graham Creek Nature Preserve, the welcome center, museums, and train ride around the park are closed.
The Foley Municipal Court will reopen on Monday, Sept. 28. Court dates cancelled on Sept. 15 are being reset. Notifications of the new date(s) are being mailed on Thursday, Sept. 24. Many cases are reset for Oct. 20, 2020. Anyone who needs to make a payment can call on Monday at 251-952-4086. Tickets can be paid online at foley.govtportal.com Court officials are taking the current situation into consideration and will assist as much as possible.
Riviera Utilities announced that the boil water notice has been lifted for all areas. In terms of electrical service, as of this morning they have restored power to 90% or 46,500 customers out of the 51,000 they serve. Currently there are approximately 600 crews assisting in the restoration efforts.
Baldwin EMC reports that they have restored service to more than 76,000 meters, which is approximately 95% of their system. In the Foley/Beach Express area there are 165 meters remaining without service as of 9:30 on Thursday morning.
Yesterday there were 32 debris trucks collecting piles of debris from across the city. As of end of day Wednesday, they had collected 31,419 cubic yards of debris in three days from our streets.
Point of Distribution for Essential Supplies
On Wednesday, the POD in Foley distributed 7 pallets of water, 5 pallets of ice, 10 pallets of tarps and 11 pallets of MREs. As power and other utilities have been largely restored and more stores are opening, the Foley Point of Distribution (PODs) will close on Friday at 4 p.m., unless supplies are depleted before that time.
Samaritan’s Purse, working from First Baptist Church Foley, is taking applications for cleanup assistance and installing temporary roof tarps. Those requesting assistance from Samaritan’s Purse please call the Crisis Cleanup Hotline at 1-800-451-1954 to get into the database.
The Baldwin County Satellite Courthouse on Section Ave. in Foley is open. The number is 943-5061.
Baldwin County 28th Judicial Courts/Circuit Clerk will reopen Thursday, Sept. 24. All jury trials scheduled through the end of September are cancelled, per Judge J. Clark Stankoski, Presiding Circuit Judge of the 28th Judicial Circuit.
Public Service Notice
Please beware of scams. Any email correspondence from FEMA or SBA will come from official email addresses – fema.gov or sba.gov DO NOT give personal or case number information via email to anyone claiming to be with FEMA or SBA if they are using a Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, or other email service (gmail.com, hotmail.com, yahoo.com).