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.