Tri-Cities is assessing damage to trees and buildings after a Tuesday storm that included 113 mile-per-hour winds atop Rattlesnake Mountain. But throughout the Northwest 4 families are mourning the loss of life.

Falling trees killed two women in spokane in two separate incidents, one while she was driving on the freeway. A man in his 20s near Snohomish also had a tree fall on his car while driving. The dust storm caused a series of accidents near Stanfield, Oregon, that killed a man late in the evening.

Entire stretches of freeway were blocked by blown-over semi trucks, including SR 240 about 15 miles west of Richland.

Our condolences to the families who lost loved ones, or maybe their homes.