At least two people were killed and ‘dozens more’ were injured after a tornado hit little Texas down near the southern border on Saturday morning.
The National Weather Service said the tornado touched down around 4 a.m. in Laguna Heights in the Rio Grande Valley.
The two deceased have been identified as a grown man, locally named Robert Flores, and a girl.
The Post Isobel Police Department confirmed in a statement that several people were injured. Port Isobel neighbors Laguna Heights.
“Crews are working to clean up debris and downed power lines. Around 4 a.m., a tornado hit the Laguna Heights area. Several structures destroyed and injuries confirmed. The Port Isabel Events Center is open for shelter,’ the department said.
A tornado is believed to have touched down at 4 a.m. in a small Texas town near the southern border
At least two people were killed and ‘dozens more’ were injured
The city is located 180 miles south of Corpus Christi
The department closed Highway 100 which provides access to Laguna Heights due to damage
Officials said they were looking for other victims near the highway
The department closed Highway 100 which provides access to Laguna Heights due to the damage. Officials said they were looking for other victims near the highway.
The city is located 180 miles south of Corpus Christi.
The Salvation Army said in a statement that they sent a Corpus Christi team to help with the situation in Laguna Heights.
Photos and videos posted on social media showed a massive response from emergency services to the scene. The roofs of houses and buildings could be seen scattered over the front yards and streets.
“It looks like a war zone. My brother’s window blew out and hit him in the face, he’s quite shaken up and his dog was so shaken up too. I can’t believe this happened. He lost everything, his house, his belongings, but thank God he is alive,” said resident Catherine Valdez. Central Valley.
‘Tell them to be very careful. It was 5 a.m. when I picked up my brother. Debris and downed power lines everywhere. I almost crossed a power line halfway,” she added.
This is just the latest tornado to hit a small town in the United States.
Damage from a tornado near Cole, Oklahoma was evident, as seen in this photo in which the roof of a barn was torn off
Shocking footage showed a ripped roof off a grocery store in Noble, Oklahoma on Friday
Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Louisiana were hit with severe weather and at least 16 terrifying tornadoes Thursday night as severe weather ripped through the heartland.
Stunning footage on Friday captured the moment a powerful tornado tracked down a Nebraska highway, sweeping dangerously close to moving cars.
The terrifying tornado was one of two dozen tornadoes to pass through multiple states, including Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Montana and Louisiana.
Video footage shows the massive weather system being built near the Nebraska Freeway before closing in on oncoming traffic.
The sinister spiraling tornado can then be seen approaching within inches of the highway as cars attempt to pass.
Severe weather is expected to hit the Great Plains and the South over the weekend as the storm front flattens buildings in its path.
Aerial video showed a supermarket roof was torn off in Noble, Oklahoma, where at least four other businesses and homes were flattened by the storm.
The United States is by far the king of tornadoes and other violent storms.
“It really starts with two things. The first is the Gulf of Mexico. And number two is high ground to the west,” said Victor Gensini, professor of meteorology at Northern Illinois University.
Dry air from the west rises over the Rockies and crashes into warm, moist air from the Gulf of Mexico, and it all comes together along a stormy jet stream, which leads to tornadoes.
The National Weather Service issued tornado watches for many counties in Nebraska and Kansas through Friday evening, while other severe weather warnings were issued from Missouri to Texas.
Wind gusts of up to 75 mph caused significant structural damage in several states, while the storm also brought large hail and torrential rains reported in many counties.
Much of the damage was in rural areas of the Midwest, leading the National Weather Service to warn that the full extent of the destruction may not be known until morning.