NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Severe storms with damaging winds and possible tornadoes pounded the South, killing at least one person in Louisiana and shattering windows at the Texas Capitol.

In the southern Louisiana town of Grosse Tete, a pecan tree fell onto a camper Thursday, killing a 77-year-old man alone inside it. In nearby St. Martin Parish, a minor injury was reported in a house knocked off its blocks.

"From the first reports, we believe it was a tornado that went through during the storm," said Maj. Ginny Higgins of the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Department.