BROWNSVILLE, Texas — Authorities say one person is dead following a reported tornado early Saturday morning in south Texas near the U.S.-Mexico border.
Port Isabel Police Chief Robert Lopez reported one person killed when the storm struck the unincorporated community of Laguna Heights about 4 a.m. Saturday, said National Weather Service meteorologist Angelica Soria 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 for comment.
Soria said a weather service investigator was assessing damage to confirm if the damage and death were 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 deaths.