Los Fresnos News

High Winds Sweep Through Los Fresnos Taking Roof off Cecilia Catholic Church

Emilio Flores

On Sunday, April 23, strong gusts came through Los Fresnos. City Manager, Mark Milum shares they recorded 74-mile-an-hour winds before the power went out.

He continued by saying, “The winds were probably around 80-miles-an-hour.”
Though there seemed to be talk of a tornado, only a formation of a twister began. Thankfully, no one was injured during the strong gusts. Milum adds that inside City limits only a few places experienced outages, which they were able to bring back rather quickly.

Police Chief, Hector Gonzalez with the Los Fresnos PD said concerning damages, “There were some small limbs, but the Catholic Church was the main damage,”

An Article put out last week by channel 5 News shared that a witness, Charles Leal, saw it all happen. He says the wind gusts were very strong lifting the whole rooftop landing in the street.

First responders including Los Fresnos Fire Department, Public Works, and the PD helped close off a section of Highway 100, while they moved the debris out of the road.

The current status of Saint Cecilia Church in Los Fresnos; as of Tuesday, April 25, they were still waiting on the Insurance to assess the damage. Creative Communications Specialist with the Diocese of Brownsville says they have to just leave everything where it is until the Insurance can assess the damage.

Words from Mayor Alejandro Flores:
“I am relieved to hear that the storm that recently blew into Los Fresnos, Texas did not cause any harm to the residents. Even though the storm may have caused some damage to the properties, the most important thing is that everyone is safe and sound. We should be grateful to the first responders and emergency services who worked tirelessly to keep the community safe during this turbulent weather. Let us all take a moment to appreciate the blessing of our safety and show our support to those who may have been impacted by the storm.”