City continues cleanup efforts, shares safety precautions

Published 9:07 am Monday, October 15, 2018

The City of Bainbridge is continuing to put forth all effort in restoring city power, helping clean debris and removing trees and limbs.

Julie Harris said their priority right now is clearing city streets in order to help bus routes return to normal and also allowing for trash pickup to resume.

City property such as, the Boat Basin, Cheney Griffin Park, Hatcher Road and the Nature Trail will come secondary; they really want to focus on the resident’s needs.

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The City is still pushing for people to stay out of areas with trees that are blocking the road or entangled in power lines and they are pleading for drivers to not go around barricades they have put in place, as it is for their own safety.

Harris was happy to announce that the sewer system has regained power, so people can now flush normally.

She wanted to remind everyone, however to still not burn their trash, debris or trees and limbs. The fire has the potential to get out of control and will take the manpower away from the streets and cleanup to take care of a fire that could have been prevented.

The City is asking residents to cut their trees into small pieces or chunks instead, and place them curbside, where they will be picked up and removed.

Harris and City Manager, Chris Hobby said they know there has been talk of the President visiting the area, but said that President Trump will be landing at Eglin’s Airforce Base and visiting Panama City and Mexico Beach today. However, Vice-President, Mike Pence is supposed to be flying into Georgia to survey storm damage, but there has not been an announcement as to where he will visit.

In the meantime, Harris is asking all residents to follow the guidelines the City has put in place during this time and reminds everyone that the curfew is still in place until further notice.