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UPDATE: Governor pledges help soon

By By Lisa Tindell
Gov. Bob Riley told local leaders Friday that his office and emergency management agencies would work to get help to the flood-damaged county by Christmas Eve.
The county and state worked quickly to declare the area a disaster after heavy rain led to county-wide flooding on Tuesday. Brewton, East Brewton, Atmore and Flomaton all had roads under water and damage to homes and businesses.
For more on this story, see Saturday's edition of The Brewton Standard.