At least one dead after tornado reported in South Texas near US-Mexico border
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Authorities say one person has died following a tornado reported early Saturday morning in southern Texas near the US-Mexico border.
Port Isabel Police Chief Robert Lopez reported one person was killed when the storm hit the unincorporated community of Laguna Heights around 4 a.m. Saturday, the National Weather Service meteorologist said. Angelica Soria in Brownsville.
Police referred questions to the Cameron County Sheriff’s Office, who declined to comment.
Cameron County emergency management officials did not return a phone call for comment.
Soria said a weather service investigator was assessing the damage to confirm whether the damage and death was caused by a tornado.
The storm follows an outbreak of dozens of tornadoes in Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and Colorado that caused damage but no reported fatalities.