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.