I was out there playing Saturday morning. I played Big Blue 1-16. There are some limbs down, but I wouldn't call it unplayable. The teepad/sign on #6 were covered by a downed tree and the green on #11 was pretty swampy. Other than that, it wasn't too bad.
Regarding the firewood, I have no idea if it is actually legal to take or not (doubt it), but I did see someone cutting up limbs and loading them up in their truck. They didn't seem to have any affiliation with the club or the parks department. I'd say go for it. There's plenty to choose from.