Tornado touches down in Laguna Heights, killing two and injuring at least 10

It happened around 4 a.m. Saturday, according to Port Isabel Police.

LAGUNA HEIGHTS, Texas — A tornado touched down in Laguna Heights in south Texas around 4 a.m. Saturday, killing two and injuring at least 10 people, according to officials.

Highway 100 is closed at 510, according to the Port Isabel Police Department, and will remain closed for the remainder of Saturday.

Officials are not allowing traffic through the town of Laguna Heights.

“Port Isabel PD will be stopping all traffic on Hwy 100 and rerouting everyone back towards Hwy 48,” says a Port Isabel Police Facebook post. “Laguna Vista Police will be stopping all traffic on Hwy 100 & FM 510 and rerouting all traffic towards Los Fresnos.”

Crews are currently working to clear debris and downed power lines.

Two people were killed and at least 10 people were injured, two of them critically, according to Tom Hushen, emergency management coordinator for Cameron County.

The police department confirmed that multiple structures were destroyed by the tornado.

The Port Isabel Event Center has been opened as a shelter for people affected by the storm.

A KENS 5 crew was traveling to the site Saturday morning, and we will update this story as we learn more information.

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