One of the areas hardest hit is Vernonia, whose 2,300 residents have been stuck after landslides covered roads into the town, the AP reported.
There were also forced evacuations in many places, including the Seattle area.
The governors of Oregon and Washington have declared states of emergency, hoping to speed relief efforts after storms that pushed up water levels in some areas 25 feet in less than 48 hours.
"My priority is to ensure the safety of Oregonians by providing whatever resources they need to stay warm and dry and protect their property," said Oregon Gov. Oregon's National Guard was using inflatable rafts to rescue stranded residents in some places.
"They're moving down the streets, and through the backyards," Maj.
Mike Braibish, spokesman for the National Guard, told the AP.
"So I just grabbed everything I could and we just ran."Her three young children were calm as a truck took the family to higher ground, but Puris was terrified, she told the AP. Currently she is unemployed and living in the eastern end of Montreal, Quebec in Canada.
On December 23, 1990, Homolka stole the anesthetic agent Halothane, an inhalational anesthetic, from the veterinary clinic where she worked.
Together she and Bernardo administered it to her 15-year-old sister Tammy along with a mixture of alcohol and halcion.
"It's done; we're out of business," wine shop owner Steve Body told KING. Coast Guard and Navy helicopters have been plucking people from danger zones, sometimes from rooftops, according to KING-TV. if they need assistance, we'll try our best to come to their rescue," said U. "It's a double whammy we're getting here -- first we had a huge windstorm that went on for more than 12 hours," said Grays Harbor County, Washington, Sheriff Michael Whelan.
"We just grabbed everything and took it to higher ground."Despite the dangerous conditions, people in some areas were reluctant to leave, but many were finally persuaded to flee. "We have, literally, across the county, thousands of trees down."Karla Leanne Homolka, also known as Karla Leanne Teale, (born May 4, 1970 in Port Credit, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian serial killer who attracted worldwide media attention when she was convicted of helping her husband, Paul Bernardo, rape and murder teenage girls, including her own sister Tammy Homolka.