- Associated Press - Monday, October 9, 2017

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - A southeast Mississippi utility says it will complete power restoration Monday after Hurricane Nate, while officials continue to assess damage.

Singing River Electric Power Association reports Monday afternoon it has fewer than 500 customers remaining without electricity, down from 33,000 at the height of the storm.

Singing River serves a strip of southeast Mississippi running north from Pascagoula.

Spokeswoman Lorri Freeman says more than 250 workers for other utilities are helping with the work. Other coastal utilities reconnected their customers Sunday.

The U.S. Coast Guard said late Sunday that ports in Gulfport and Pascagoula remain closed.

While most residents saw no damage, a few suffered losses. Ruth Adams, a Massachusetts native riding out her first hurricane in her beach house near Ocean Springs, says Nate stripped off her metal roof.

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