Nov 14, 2017, 3:43 PM ET

Washington state braces for 2nd storm, 1 day after deadly winds and rain

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Washington state is bracing for a second storm, one day after damaging winds and heavy rain battered the western part of the state, leaving one woman dead and at least five people injured.

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The woman, a mother in her mid-30s, died in Renton, about 20 minutes south of Seattle, when a tree came crashing down on her car, according to the Renton Fire Department.

At least five people were injured, including the deceased woman's sister and a 15-year-old girl in Port Orchard who was seriously hurt when a tree fell on her mobile home, authorities said.

The first of a series of storms expected to hit the Pacific Northwest, Monday's heavy rain and strong winds -- which reached up to 70 mph -- caused thousands of power outages and left widespread damage including downed trees in the Seattle area.

PHOTO: The tugboat, Rich Padden, is battered by waves as it heads out to relocate to a new port on Puget Sound in a windstorm, Nov. 13, 2017, in Seattle. Elaine Thompson/AP
The tugboat, Rich Padden, is battered by waves as it heads out to relocate to a new port on Puget Sound in a windstorm, Nov. 13, 2017, in Seattle.

PHOTO: Waves send salt spray onto homes along Puget Sound in a windstorm, Nov. 13, 2017, in Seattle. Elaine Thompson/AP
Waves send salt spray onto homes along Puget Sound in a windstorm, Nov. 13, 2017, in Seattle.

As Washington residents recover from Monday's damage, they're also bracing for a new storm set to hit tonight. As of this afternoon, heavy rain was already moving into western Washington. While the winds are not expected to be as powerful as Monday evening's, the area may see more than 40 mph winds, along with heavy rain and isolated flooding along the coast.

PHOTO: Archer Christiansen, 3, braces himself against wind and a breaking wave as he walks with his parents in a windstorm along the Puget Sound, Nov. 13, 2017, in Seattle. Elaine Thompson/AP
Archer Christiansen, 3, braces himself against wind and a breaking wave as he walks with his parents in a windstorm along the Puget Sound, Nov. 13, 2017, in Seattle.

ABC News' Emily Shapiro contributed to this report.

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  • G Ruth

    Washington isn't the only state that is having the storms because Oregon is also getting the high winds & rain & then you can't forget British Columbia also getting hit by the storm

  • Peter Lewis

    But her emails!

  • mrphilbert

    I've been living near Seattle since the 60s. It seems that the summers have been getting hotter and drier and winter storms (wind and rain intensity) have been getting more severe. Now, the wind knocks out the power more often and longer requiring a generator (which did not start last night). I will still take that compared to what Texas Vulcan and others are going through. It must be tough.

  • Jonathan Jackson

    the price weirdos pay to be accepted

  • TexasVulcan

    I'd be interested to see if average storm intensity is increasing over the past years. I am hoping that this year is a "fluke" but I am not optimistic.

    We flooded in my home in 2015 - had 6 inches of water. Thought that was a "fluke" since we had not flooded in the previous 30 years we've lived here. Then this year we got 2 feet of water. Time to move to higher ground. Too bad too. This was to be my retirement home but I am tired of spending months on flood remediation.