“The Water Just Kept on Coming…”
Sunday night with all but barn and house flooded, shot from garage video camera
My humble apologies for not being out and upfront about our status during the rising waters of Hurricane Harvey but we have had our own issues to deal with so energy was focused inward instead of out, for that I apologize.
All souls on our property are now safe and sound but others have not fared as well.
Jerry Finch of Habitat for Horses emailed a photo of their barn under water while they rescue horses in Galveston County. Jerry, Terry and I rescued horses out of New Orleans after Katrina 12 years ago and Terry managed the animal rescue in Louisiana after Rita but Jerry reports that this was/is worse.
“This is far worse than Katrina. We can’t get more than a couple of miles away because of flooded roads. We need boats to rescue horses. Not kidding.”
We estimate between 16 – 20 ft of water in our back pastures with the water coming only inches from the house and barn but we are good, as it is receding but what is NOT good is that we have gotten a report that Marjorie Farabee, our Director of Wild Burro Affairs and Equine Manager for TMR, Inc. slipped on wet rocks and has broken her back. We are attempting to get the facts but her Facebook page seems to be the place to go for info.
There are a lot of folks out there who need help and the rescue of both humans and horses alike continue. We thank everyone for their concern and will keep you updated as time permits.