Dennis Downgraded to Tropical Storm
As a Category 4 hurricane, Dennis looked destined to become the strongest storm ever to hit the U.S. Gulf Coast. But then, just before coming ashore, Dennis weakened to Category 3 and was later downgraded to a tropical storm. Sunday evening, residents started to survey the damage.
Crews are working to restore electricity to more than half a million people who lost power in the storm. The hardest hit areas were in western parts of the Florida panhandle, with thousands in Alabama and Mississippi losing power as well.
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