A tree fell and killed two people and more than 100,000 customers lost power Sunday as a strong storm system brought wind and rain to the Puget Sound region.

According to Puget Sound Energy’s website, by Sunday evening, the majority of outages were “concentrated in King and Pierce counties, with especially hard hit areas in and around Enumclaw, Graham, Issaquah, Orting, Redmond, Sammamish, Skykomish and Snoqualmie.”

Available estimated restoration times and more information on outages are at pse.com/outage/outage-map.

Two people were killed Sunday afternoon when a car they were traveling in was crushed under a tree on Preston-Fall City Road, near Issaquah.

Power outages are possible through Monday, said Samantha Borth, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Seattle. Strong winds and thunderstorms are also expected along the coast through Monday, she said. 

“Overall we got a number of systems still incoming,” Borth said. “This system is pretty strong for today and tomorrow. Tuesday and throughout the next week looks wet. In general we have rain in the forecast for a little while.”

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High surf is expected along the coast with waves up to 30 feet, Borth said. There’s also a chance of river flooding.


Trees have also fallen throughout the region causing roadblocks. As of 6:15 p.m. Sunday, the Washington State Department of Transportation had reported 11 instances of collapsed trees on roadways, including on Interstate 405.