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Power mostly restored as Dennis cleanup continues

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP)_The state continued to clean up from Hurricane Dennis today as ice, water and food were handed out to storm victims and power was mostly restored.

Governor Riley reminded Alabamians that while Dennis wasn't as bad as most people expected, there was substantial damage in Escambia, Monroe, Conecuh and other inland counties.

Riley spoke at a news conference at state emergency management headquarters in Clanton. He says there were reports of collapsed buildings, downed trees and roof damage in those counties.

Officials with Alabama Power and with rural electric cooperatives say about 87 percent of the 360,000 customers who lost power have had it restored.

An Alabama Power spokeswoman says power in most parts of the state will be restored by Wednesday. But the hardest hit counties could take longer.

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