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US Volunteers Successfully Rescue Over 50 Horses Stuck in Chest-Deep Texas Floodwaters

02:05  21 september  2019
02:05  21 september  2019 Source:   people.com

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Farmhands and volunteers fought to rescue more than 50 horses trapped in chest - deep water at a horse ranch north of Houston, Texas on Video of the soggy rescue , posted on Twitter and aired on news outlets in Texas , shows the would-be rescuers at the Cypress Trails Equestrian Center in

Farmhands and volunteers fought to rescue more than 50 horses trapped in chest - deep water at a horse ranch north of Houston, Texas on AccuWeather called the flooding “catastrophic” on Thursday, and said the torrential downpours have created a “life-threatening situation” in some areas.

Tropical Storm Imelda doused the Houston area in rain this week, with a reported 43.15 inches of rainfall in Jefferson County alone, causing extensive flooding and state of disaster declarations from Texas Governor Greg Abbot for 13 counties.

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Floods caused by Imelda’s pouring rain left numerous Texans stranded in high waters.

Over 50 of those marooned residents happened to be horses. According to KHOU, more than 50 horses at Cypress Trails Equestrian Center in Harris County, Texas, found themselves caught in chest-high floodwaters on Thursday.

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Firefighters came to this stranded horse 's rescue in floods in College Station, Texas . Firefighters in College Station were able to successfully rescue a horse stuck in floodwaters . The rescue wasn't easy as firefighters fought fast water to get to the thousand-pound animal.

Hillsborough County Fire Rescue received a call about a horse stuck deep in the mud on Monday. "We noticed she was stuck up to her chest and she couldn't get out," spokesman Corey Dierdorff told InsideEdition.com. Eventually, the 25-year-old horse , Kiersa, was sedated to allow rescuers to pull

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Luckily, the horses didn’t stay stuck for long; a group of volunteer rescuers swam through the waters to reach the horses and lead the animals to higher ground.

The difficult task was made even more challenging by the currents from nearby Cypress Creek that were running through the floodwaters on the property, according to KHOU.

Zach Karrenbrock recorded video of the rescue, and told the station that all of the animals were moved to higher ground and then later transported to a safe location. As far as Karrenbrock knows, none of the horses were injured by the storm.

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