The following is a news release from Enterprise Mayor, Kenneth Boswell.
March 3, 2007-The City of Enterprise and the following departments are issuing the following press release information:
- The City of Enterprise Engineering Department is asking that all residents stay out of the devastated areas, particularly in the downtown area. There are still traffic lights down on Rawls Street, Lee Street, and Watts Street.
- Volunteers and Contractors are on a volunteer basis at this point. The City is not at a stage where they can make contracts with companies or provide monetary reimbursement for services. We appreciate your respect on this issue.
- If citizens should work with a contractor and form an agreement for monetary reimbursement, that contract is strictly between the individual and the contractor. Residents with damage need to be cautious about vendors offering fraudulent services.
- There is currently a volunteer station at City Hall. Volunteers can check-in at this station or they can go to the volunteer staging area where they will be asked to fill out release paperwork and then they will be disbursed to the areas they are needed. The staging area is located at 208 East Watts Street behind the hospital.
- At this time, The City of Enterprise Fire Department has checked all areas that received extensive damage for victims. Cadaver dogs were brought in and no persons are reported missing that could have been a victim in the storm. They are responding to numerous calls for gas leaks and are assisting the gas company with those by reporting to them. Operations will continue at the school primarily for safety precautions.
The City of Enterprise Police Department is asking that all citizens refrain from parking under power lines and in front of debris along the roadside. This will enable Alabama Power to accelerate the return of electricity in the affected areas. A curfew is still in effect for the City, but only in the affected areas. The curfew will begin at 8:00pm and will end at 6:00am. Citizens attempting to get into these areas need to have a source of identification that includes their address so that public safety officers can ensure the area's safety. A schedule for the removal of vehicles is being released. At this time, citizens are not allowed to enter areas to retrieve their vehicles.