Nate soaks Southeast before moving toward New England

A bulldozer clears a Biloxi, Miss., road on Sunday after Hurricane Nate passed through. The Category 1 hurricane flooded roads and buildings and left thousands without power. Photo by Dan Anderson/EPA

Oct. 9 (UPI) — Hurricane Nate dissipated quickly on Monday — but continued to bring drenching rain to Georgia before moving northward.

As a Category 1 hurricane, it struck Biloxi, Miss., on Saturday and flooded roads and downtown buildings and caused power outages to over 100,000 customers in three states.

A power line was reported on fire Sunday in Grand Bay, Ala. The area was well-prepared for the fast-moving storm, which moved into Georgia late Sunday as a tropical depression.

Georgia Power reported that about 6,000 customers lost electricity. Most, though, had regained power by Monday morning. Much of the rainfallcentered on areas south of Atlanta, where 5 inches of rain fell on Anna Ruby Falls, Brasstown and Union.

Forecasters said the remainder of Nate continue toward the Northeast and move off the New England coast by Monday night.


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