Thousands without power in Alabama, Mississippi
NEW ORLEANS - More than 100,000 residents in Mississippi and Alabama are without power following the arrival of Nate.
Alabama Power Co. said about 59,000 customers lost their electricity in the state. About 53,000 of those were in the Mobile area.
Mississippi Emergency Management Agency spokesman Greg Flynn said Mississippi Power and the state's electric power associations reported a total of about 48,000 customers without power early Sunday.
Nate made landfall in Mississippi early Sunday as a Category 1 hurricane and later weakened to a tropical storm.