NATE WEAKENS: Scattered power outages reported, winds peak at 45 mph

Published 8:23 am Sunday, October 8, 2017

Hurricane Nate has weakened rapidly as the storm moves northeast across Alabama.

Winds have not been as strong as forecast. The Birmingham National Weather Service recorded a peak wind gust of 45 mph in Selma.

However, there is still a chance of tree and power line damage. NWS predicts also 3-4 inches of rain for Dallas County.

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Dallas County remains under a tornado watch until 10 a.m. All storm shelters remain open. However, the temporary shelter at Selma High School has closed.

At 8 a.m., there are approximately 10,750 Alabama Power customers without service in central Alabama. Statewide, the company reports 71,000 customers without service.

In Dallas County, the majority of the 770 customers with power are in Selma with others scattered in Orrville, the Browns community, and Plantersville.

Central Alabama power outages are concentrated in the following areas:

Dallas County – 770 customers

Montgomery – 4,230 customers

Wetumpka – 1,850 customers

Greenville – 1,240 customers

Chilton County – 800 customers

Auburn – 600 customers

Prattville – 220 customers

Marion – 210 customers

Camden – 170 customers

Ft. Deposit – 150 customers