Yesterday Foley’s sanitation crews worked from dawn until dusk and picked up a total of 158.65 tons of garbage. Add that to Saturday’s total of 75 tons for a weekend total of 233.65 tons of garbage! The average daily pickup is 40 tons, so this department went above and beyond to take care of city residents. The new garbage schedule of pickup by city quadrant begins today. Recycling is suspended until the city vendor, who received significant damage, comes back online. Please don’t burn garbage. Please don’t use blue recycle cans. The crews will get to all green cans they can reach with the big trucks. In some places the debris is hindering pickup.
The first pass through neighborhoods for debris pickup begins today and will take several weeks. Trucks
will be back for a second pass.
Foley has been a Tree City for over 40 years. The city received word today that we have been awarded a grant of live trees from the Arbor Day Foundation. This is a beginning to replace the many beautiful trees that were lost in the storm.
Half a truck of MRS’s arrived at the Foley POD this morning. They were distributed along with water and ice.
See the attached list of Foley restaurants that are open here.
OWA reports that Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen (Sunday – Thursday 11 a.m. – 8 pm; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.), Lucy’s Retired Surfer Bar (opening Tuesday, 9/22 from 11:30 a.m. – 9 p,m, daily) and Groovy Goat (11 a.lm. – 8 p.m. Sunday – Thursday; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.) restaurants are open.
Riviera Utilities reports that as of today (9/21/20 @ 11:00A), they have restored power to roughly 31,500 meters and have still have 19,000 to go. Currently, there are approximately 400 linemen and vegetation management personnel assisting in the restoration efforts.
Baldwin EMC reports that as of 9:30 a.m., they have restored power to approximately 56,000 meters, which is more than 70% of their system. 21,870 meters remain without power due to Hurricane Sally.
Please remember to treat intersections with non-working traffic signals as four-way stops.