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Harvey Leaves Cows Stranded in Floodwater

  • A Texan’s view: ‘We’ve never had this much rain on the ranch’
  • ‘Significant’ number of farms affected, industry group says
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Hurricane Harvey Pummels Houston Area With Floods

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A deluge of rain from Hurricane Harvey is soaking Texas pastures, leaving some cattle stranded in floodwater in the state that leads the U.S. in beef production.

At least 25 inches (64 centimeters) of rain fell at Wendt Ranches near Bay City, Texas, prompting floodwaters to start rising quickly on Sunday, said rancher Gene Kubecka, 61. Water was waist-deep in some areas, and Kubecka used a tractor to drive through the washed-out area and move 600 head of cattle to higher ground. The area is north of Rockport, Texas, where Harvey made landfall on Aug. 25.