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    Two bodies have been found in the wreckage of a plane crash in Baldwin County, AL. They are identified as 67 year old Dean Legidakes and 15 year old Marli McManus.

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Flooded road repairs update

The route Bo Lizama takes to get in and out of his home on Blue Springs, is a bit of a challenge.
   
"It's so inconvenient when you're gonna go to the store or have anything done because you don't have the roadway like we used to have," said Lizama. 

The cost so far to repair Blue Springs is about $341,000.
That price could go up, since this is considered an emergency repair.
   
The priority is to get the road fixed and then focus on improving drainage along the road, to make sure this doesn't happen again.

"It's devastating. I have been here since 1960 and never seen anything like this," said Lizama. 
The destruction left by the flood is still being felt throughout the county.
   
More than 20 inches of rain fell in just 24 hours.
People who live here, like Patrice Albright are trying to get back to a sense of normalcy.

She's been staying with her sister to  avoid driving on the road.
"Time is not with me because I need to be back in my house," said Albright. 

But she says crews have been making a lot of progress, especially considering what this road used to look like.

"This wasn't here up until a couple of weeks ago. They just started filling it in. We used to have to park our cars and walk down here," said Albright.

FEMA  hasn't set up any sort of timeline yet for when they'll reimburse the county for those repairs.