At least one dead after reported tornado in South Texas near the US-Mexico border


BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Authorities say one person was killed following a reported tornado early Saturday morning in South Texas near the US-Mexico border.

Port Isabel Police Chief Robert Lopez said one person was killed when the storm hit the unincorporated community of Laguna Heights around 4 a.m. Saturday, National Weather Service meteorologist Angelica Soria said in Brownsville.

Police referred questions to the Cameron County Sheriff’s Office, which declined to comment.

Cameron County Emergency Management officials did not return a phone call seeking comment.

Soria said a weather service investigator was assessing the damage to confirm if the damage and death were caused by a tornado.

the storm continues an outbreak of dozens of tornadoes in Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, and Colorado that caused damage but no fatalities.

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