Evacuated horses are still being housed in safe locations away from the flood waters. Photo: Courtesy Jerry Finch
by Pat Raia
While rains associated with Hurricane Harvey have ceased, flooding continues to challenge horse owners in and around Houston and Galveston, Texas. Meanwhile Louisiana horse owners are preparing to cope with the storm’s slow northeastward trek.
Last week Hurricane Harvey stalled in Texas dousing Corpus Christi, Houston, and Galveston with more than 50 inches of rain that overflowed rivers and creeks and flooded cities and surrounding areas, according to the National Weather Service.
Some owners evacuated horses before the storm inundated their homes, but even those on higher ground are facing challenges, said Jerry Finch, of Habitat for Horses, near Galveston. In addition to its own horses, is Habitat for Horses is housing some horses evacuated from flood zones.
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