A portion of President Donald Trump’s border wall blew over from gusty winds Wednesday, falling over on the Mexican side of the border.
The newly installed panels were a part of an ongoing project to improve existing parts of the wall in Calexico, California.
Agent Carlos Pitones of the Customs and Border Protection in El Centro, California, told CNN that the new concrete foundation had no yet cured when the wall panels fell down from windy conditions.
“We are grateful there was no property damage or injuries,” Pitones said.
A video posted on social media shows the section landing on some trees on the Mexican side of the border while construction workers continue to work in the windy conditions. Another video shows a slab of panel on the ground.
The National Weather Service reported 37 mph winds in the area Wednesday.
Customs and Border Protection did not immediately respond to USA TODAY’s request for comment.
The border wall is one of Trump’s signature issues, however, windy conditions aren’t its only threat.
Authorities announced on Wednesday the discovery of the longest smuggling tunnel ever found on the Southwest border, stretching more than three-quarters of a mile from an industrial site in Tijuana, Mexico, to the San Diego area.
It was found well below the wall about 70 feet underground and featured an extensive rail cart system, forced air ventilation, high voltage electrical cables and panels, an elevator at the tunnel entrance and a drainage system, officials said.
By federal law, U.S. authorities must fill the U.S. side of tunnels with concrete after discovered.
The recent setbacks come two weeks after the Department of Homeland Security asked the Pentagon to fund the construction of 270 miles of border wall this year as part of a counter-drug effort.
Last year, Trump was forced to settle for just $1.4 billion in wall funding following the longest government shutdown in history. In reaction, he declared a national emergency that allowed him to shift almost three times as much money from military accounts to wall building.
In total, about $12 billion has been allocated for the wall.
Contributing: Associated Press. Follow Adrianna Rodriguez on Twitter: @AdriannaUSAT.