(SEATTLE) — A powerful storm system moved through parts of the northwest Saturday, leaving two dead and hundreds of thousands without power in Washington state.
A man was killed in Gig Harbor when a tree fell onto his car as he was driving, ABC affiliate KOMO-TV in Seattle reports. His 3-year-old daughter who was with him was uninjured.
Gig Harbor Police Chief Kelly Busey described what happened as heart-wrenching.
“A father was just taken from their child, husband taken from their wife,” he said. “Certainly just a tragedy just out of nowhere.”
In Federal Way, a falling branch killed a 10-year-old girl while she was outside playing, police told KOMO-TV.
Several energy companies said 450,000 customers were without power at various points of the day, reports KOMO-TV.
Although showers, storms and gusty winds will still be possible Sunday, the storm has pushed into Canada.
The threat for the gustiest winds will be in the northern Rockies, where there are still red flag warnings in effect from Eastern Idaho to Montana and Wyoming.
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