The remnants of Hurricane Nate knocked out power to more than 3,000 homes and downed trees that damaged buildings and blocked roadways in Calhoun County on Sunday morning.
According to the Alabama Power Company, 115 of its customers in the county were still without power around 1:30 p.m. Monday.
“Our crews are working hard to restore everyone,” said Jacki-Lynn Lowry, spokeswoman for Alabama Power. “We have also brought in additional resources to help.”
On Sunday evening, around 2,600 Alabama Power customers in the county still didn’t have electricity. Meanwhile, a total of 7,200 Alabama Power customers were without electricity across east Alabama.
Jonathan Gaddy, director of the Calhoun County Emergency Management Agency, said the storm caused damage across the area, but didn’t hurt anybody.
“There were no injuries that we’re aware of,” Gaddy said.
The Category 1 hurricane touched down in the Gulf Coast late Saturday night before traveling north through Alabama, bringing with it constant rain and strong winds. The National Weather Service had predicted wind might reach 45 mph in the county Sunday.
However, wind that strong never manifested itself in the area, Gaddy said.
“There was not as much impact as we originally expected,” Gaddy said of the storm. “We didn’t get as high of wind gusts.”
Still, the winds did knock down trees sporadically across the county, Gaddy said.
“There were a couple of trees that fell on some structures and there was a tree that fell on a car,” he said. “And there were numerous trees down in roadways.”