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Hurricane Nate loses force, downgrades to tropical storm

Staff Writer |
Hurricane Nate weakened early Sunday after making its second landfall along Mississippi's Gulf Coast, downgrading to a tropical storm.

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When it first reached Mississippi overnight, Nate was a Category 1 hurricane, the first hurricane to strike the state since Katrina in 2005.

But as of 4 a.m. ET Sunday, the National Hurricane Center said the storm had weakened during its way inland, over Mississippi and Alabama.

It was now a tropical storm, located about 80 miles northeast of Biloxi, Miss., and about 135 miles southwest of Montgomery, Al.

Accompanying winds had dropped to about 70 miles per hour.

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