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Strong winds blamed for 2 deaths in Seattle area

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SEATTLE (AP) -

Strong winds are being blamed for two deaths and nearly a half-million power outages in the Seattle area.

The News Tribune reports that a 36-year-old man was killed Saturday when a tree fell on his car in Gig Harbor. His 3-year-old girl was in the car but was not hurt.

A 10-year-old girl playing outside at a friend's birthday party was struck and killed by a falling tree limb.

Puget Sound Energy estimated 224,000 customers without power. Three other Seattle area utilities had 240,000 outages between them.

The National Weather Service reported 20 to 35 mph winds, with gusts as high as 50 mph.

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