Brundidge crews continue to clear debris in city

Published 8:45 pm Tuesday, April 21, 2020

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Brundidge Mayor Isabell Boyd took the opportunity of the Tuesday meeting of the Brundidge City Council to express appreciation to the city residents for their support and assistance in the aftermath of the storm that played havoc in the city around 11 pm. Sunday.

“We had power outages all around the city and trees down just about everywhere, including a large number at Ramage Park,” Boyd said. “We had damage done to several mobile homes in the Galloway Park area and awnings off at several business locations, including the one at The Social Café that was blow across the highway and some window damaged in the downtown area.”

However, Boyd said Brundidge was blessed.

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“The storm came right through the area on South Main but hit Ramage Park when it could have hit the trailer park and houses just across the street Houston Complex next to the park. We were blessed.”

Boyd said the city’s residents quickly began to clear debris from their properties and assist others with their cleanup efforts.

“We want to thank our city employees for their efforts to clear the streets and our police chief and his staff for directing traffic in the downtown area early on and continuing on Highway 231 and 10 today.”

Boyd said the traffic lights in downtown Brundidge and on the highway were not working as of mid-afternoon Tuesday.

Hardee’s and Subway were closed Monday due to power outages. Power was scheduled to be restored to all areas of the city by Monday afternoon, the mayor said.

Boyd thanked the Brundidge Electric Department for their efforts in restoring power to businesses and residences.”
“I also want to thank the utility workers in College Park, Dalton and Griffin, Georgia and MED Alabama: Groves Electric Service for assisting in getting power back to our residents,” she said. “They left their families to come help us and we do thank them.”
The mayor issued a plea to Brundidge residents to “Stay at Home.”

“Sadly, a lot of people are not doing what is being asked in order to protect themselves and others for COVID-19,” Boyd said. “I encourage everyone to please follow the guidelines that have been established to slow and stop this virus – stay at home, wash your hands and maintain a distant of six feet from others and don’t gather in groups. Think of yourself, your family and others. That’s the right thing to do.”

The council reviewed the city’s financials for January and February, 2020.

The Brundidge City Council meets at 6 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of the month at Brundidge City Hall. The meetings are open to the public.