Authorities report that at least two people have died and ten others have been hospitalized in the United States after a possible tornado touched down on the south Texas coast near Laguna Heights early Saturday morning.
According to a release from the city of Port Isabel, the Laguna Madre area has experienced its fourth weather event in recent weeks. Overnight, a tornado caused severe damage in Laguna Heights, a community located between Port Isabel and Laguna Vista on Highway 100.
Significant damage was reported to several structures and power lines, resulting in power outages in the area. In response to this situation, teams from multiple agencies are conducting cleanup and recovery efforts to mitigate the effects of the disaster.
Local authorities and response teams are working to assess the extent of the damage and provide assistance to those affected. Details on those killed and hospitalized have not been provided in the report.
This weather event has left a challenging situation in the region, with the need to restore power lines, repair damaged structures, and provide support to the affected community. Authorities continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as recovery operations continue.
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