Thousands lose power but Nate could have been far worse

Hurricane Nate graphic by MGN.
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Undated (WTVY)- Thousands are without power, mostly along the Gulf Coast, after Hurricane Nate moved onshore overnight.

In Alabama, almost 150,000 Alabama Power customers lost electrical service during the storm, mostly in the Mobile area. In Mississippi, about 32,000 still had no power Sunday morning.

Nate, a Category One (correct status of storm from earlier story) storm with winds of about 85 miles per hour, made landfall along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The remnants, now a tropical depression, will move over the Tennessee Valley and Appalachian Mountains area through early Monday.

All warnings and watches along the Gulf and South Alabama were lifted Sunday with only minimal damage reported in most areas.
Most Mississippi casinos ordered to close Saturday reopened by noon Sunday after suffering little damage. Many never lost power during the storm though there was minor flooding at the Golden Nugget and the casino floor at Hard Rock also suffered limited water damage.

Effects of the storm were minimal in southeast Alabama though some churches, mostly in Enterprise and Ozark, canceled services due to the threat of heavy rains and tornadoes.

Nate became the third hurricane in since late August to strike the Gulf Coast. Harvey stalled over Texas and Louisiana making it one of the most destructive natural disasters in history, a few weeks later Irma struck Florida, and then there was Nate.