Like Washington, Oregon has been hard hit by recent rains with more than 5 inches falling on Portland since Sunday. On Wednesday, two women were killed by the storms.

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PORTLAND — Torrential rains pummeled parts of the Pacific Northwest early Wednesday causing mudslides and flooding roads, leaving two women dead in Oregon.

A large fir tree crashed into a Portland home early Wednesday, killing a 60-year-old woman as the Pacific Northwest was soaked by another night of heavy rain.

The tree, about 30 inches in diameter, sheared the front corner of the house from the back while the woman was in bed at 3:30 a.m. Lt. Rich Tyler of the Portland Fire Bureau said the woman’s brother and husband escaped without injury.

“The rooms they were in were not affected by the tree at all, but they had to get by the tree to get out,” Tyler said.

More than 5 inches of rain have fallen on Portland since Sunday, and strong winds have uprooted trees from the saturated ground.

Firefighters in the suburb of Forest Grove safely got a motorist into a boat Wednesday after she was trapped by a flood.

On Wednesday afternoon, a woman drowned after her car became submerged on a flooded road about 60 miles northwest of Portland in Clatskanie, Oregon, The Oregonian reported.

Firefighters rescued a man they found standing on top of a car in knee-to-waist deep water. They said the man drove himself and the woman into high water where the road was closed near U.S. Highway 30 and Lost Creek Road. The car then sank.

Responders found the woman dead at the scene.

More than 5 inches of rain have fallen on Portland since Sunday, and strong winds have uprooted trees from the saturated ground.

The Oregon Department of Transportation says landslides and high water have closed parts of many state highways. Some of the hardest-hit areas were near the Oregon Coast, which was hammered overnight by heavy rain that has inundated the Pacific Northwest in recent days.

Strong winds knocked out power to many homes in the region.

Officials were also trying to figure out how to repair massive sinkholes that opened up on Monday — one in front of Mount Hood Community College in Gresham and another on Highway 22 in Yamhill County.

Officials advised residents to avoid traveling and to avoid driving through high water and to watch for flash floods, mudslides and falling trees.