East Brewton coping with flooding

Published 12:49 pm Tuesday, December 15, 2009

By By Lisa Tindell
East Brewton business owners and city officials were faced with a dilemma Monday night. Waters from Murder Creek encroached upon city streets and three businesses and other structures in the city.
Michael Scott, manger of Magnolia Super Foods, said he had to make some quick decisions in regard to rising water last Monday and early Tuesday morning. The store was closed Tuesday morning and had about 3 feet of water inside.
Steve Dunaway, supervisor for the East Brewton Street Department, said a lot of work was done overnight throughout the city.
Dunaway said equipment and offices for his department are located in the warehouse adjacent to the East Brewotn Civic Center, directly in the line of floodwaters.
Scott said once the information reached him concerning the rising waters, volunteers worked quickly to get things moved.
East Brewton Police Cheif Kenny Brazile said workers were organized and stayed focused during the crisis.

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