Good afternoon Foley.

We’ve come a long way in the past three weeks.  Cleanup work continues. Thankfully we’ve dodged another storm.

A majority of city buildings, including city hall, community development, the library, the welcome center and recreation buildings have been open.

For this weekend, the following will be open: The library is back to normal hours. The Depot Museum, the train ride around the park (weather depending) and Graham Creek Nature Preserve including the Interpretative Center and Miles’s Play Garden, the archery park, nature trails, playgrounds and Prairie disc golf course are all open. Pecan Hollow and the road to the kayak launch sustained significant damage and are closed for now. Their Haunted Forest event kicks off Oct. 10 at 7 pm. The dog park is open. The Holmes Medical Museum is also closed because of damages.

Debris Clean up continues. By the end of day Wednesday, Oct. 7, a total of 309,004 cubic yards of debris had been collected. There were 45 trucks on the road yesterday. They picked up 242 loads of vegetative debris. Also, 70 loads of construction and demo debris was collected. Officials estimate that within two more weeks the first sweep around the city will be completed. After the first citywide collection, the trucks will come back to every street for a second pickup, giving homeowners time to get debris out. Stumps will be last to be collected.

Garbage pickup will continue on the quadrant route. Please place cans on city roads, not in alleys. The recycling facility should be back online within a few weeks.