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Severe storms kill two in Oregon; floods trigger state of emergency in Washington

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Weather has been blamed for the deaths of two people in Oregon, as storms triggered flooding there and in neighboring Washington State.

In Portland, Oregon, a fallen tree trapped a 60-year-old woman in her bed on Wednesday, killing her, Lt. Rich Tyler with Portland Fire and Rescue told Oregonlive.com.

And in Clatskanie, a woman drowned on Wednesday after the car she was in drove into high water, CNN affiliate KOIN reported, citing a fire official. A man who was also in the car escaped through its sunroof.

Both Oregon and Washington were hit with heavy rains.

In Washington, streets and homes were flooded, and landslides closed some highways. Gov. Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency on Wednesday.