Emergency responders helped to rescue nearly 100 horses trapped in high water near a Houston-area stable where flooding nearly reached the roofs of some buildings.
People driving by on a road near the flooding around Cypress Trails Equestrian Center on Cypresswood Drive stopped to yell encouragement to animals struggling to keep their heads above water Monday.
The horses were seen trying to get over what appeared to be a flood-inundated fence in the area near Cypress Creek.
Harris County officials called the Texas Animal Health Commission to get a rescue team to the stables just north of George Bush Intercontinental Airport. A number of roads near the airport were flooded Monday.
Around 2 p.m. Harris County Judge Ed Emmett posted this updated to his Facebook page:
For those of you that may have seen the news reports of horses trapped in the water at Cypress Trails Equestrian Center, all but a few of the horses have been rescued or have been seen on higher ground. 3 or 4 are still loose but don't appear to be in grave danger.
Witnesses say there are still residents swimming and wading through high water in the area to help the remaining horses.
(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)