Horses Forced to Crowd onto Porch Due to Texas Flooding

Posted by Mateja Lane

Southeast Texas is experiencing the worst floods in 100 years, say officials. 

Huge rain storms over the past week have left the Brazos River in southeast Texas swollen with water and causing devastating flooding. Residents are being asked to evacuate but some pets haven't been so lucky.

ABC 13 Eyewitness News caught this aerial footage of a herd of horses taking refuge from the rising water by crowding on a nearby house porch in Simonton, Texas.

Schools have been closed in most of southeast Texas and residents along the Brazos River have evacuated. Six people have died in the floods over the week and many people have been escaping their homes by boat.

Not too far from Simonton, more aerial footage was captured of cows also stuck in high water.

The Brazos River is expected to rise 53 feet after the week's storms pass through southeast Texas.

Officials say this is the worst flooding they've seen in 100 years.

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