At least one dead after reported tornado in south Texas near U.S.-Mexico border

BROWNSVILLE, Texas — Authorities said one person was killed after a reported tornado early Saturday morning in southern Texas near the U.S.-Mexico border.

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

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

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

Soria said a Weather Service investigator is assessing the damage to confirm if the damage and deaths were caused by a tornado.

The storm follows one burst out of dozens of tornadoes in Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, and Colorado that caused damage but reported no fatalities.

Alley Einstein

Alley Einstein is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Alley Einstein joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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