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Severe Texas floods leave even cattle scrambling

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>> Flood ravaged Texas bracing for even more wet weather with a flash flood warning in effect through Friday. Houston neighborhoods already under water from days of heavy rains. Hundreds of residents evacuated, but livestock and other animals left to fend for themselves. Dozens of cows struggling to stay afloat seeking higher ground, a horse rescue, and finally, one relieved owner.
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>> That's it, we got them all.>> At least 31 counties in Texas under a state of disaster, including Fort Bend County where the Brasos River has risen to levels not seen in 100 years. Reuters's Jon Herskovitz on the phone from Austin.>> The problem with the storm is that the ground has been saturated from a week of rain.
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So all it takes is from one to three inches of rain in an hour to cause more flash floods. And the areas affected are some of the most populous in Texas, including Austin, San Antonio, Dallas and Fort Worth, and also Houston.>> Hail and damaging 60 plus mile an hour wind gusts all possible in the coming days.
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At least six deaths in the state have been caused by the severe weather.