U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley says he is canceling his trip to the U.S.-Mexico border to return to Missouri to view damage left by strong storms.
Severe weather across the state overnight left three people dead and dozens injured.
The Republican said on Twitter Thursday morning that he was flying to Missouri to see the damage and do what he can to help.
Hawley had planned to visit the southern border this week with other members of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.
They planned to meet with law enforcement officials in Texas cities including McAllen and Laredo.
Hawley during his successful 2018 bid for former Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill's seat campaigned in part on border security and building a wall on the southern border.