Girl hit by tree, 180000 lack power in western Washington

Postado Novembro 14, 2017

Strong winds in western Washington felled trees, causing several injuries and killing a woman in her auto with her 2-year-old child, authorities said Monday.

At Whidbey Island north of Seattle, where the video was recorded, wind gusts of around 60 miles per hour were recorded at a ferry terminal.

The woman, a mother in her mid-30s, died in Renton, Wash. - about 20 minutes south of Seattle - when a tree came crashing down on her vehicle, according to the Renton Fire Department. A two-year-old child of the deceased was unharmed, the local fire department said.

The National Weather Service weather service issued a high wind warning Monday and said many areas were seeing gusts topping 60 miles per hour (97 kph) with even stronger winds on the coast and in north-central and northeastern Washington. PUD tweeted at 10 p.m. Monday that over 40,000 customers who had lost power had their power restored Monday, and crews were expected to continue working through the night to restore power to those still in the dark. The storms are expected to bring heavy rain, mountain snow and breezy conditions through the rest of the week, the NWS said.