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VIDEO STORY: Flooding in Texas forces evacuations, animals left behind in floods

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TEXAS (WKOW) --- May was the wettest month in Texas history according to CNN.  As of May 29, Texas had been hit with more than 35 trillion gallons of rain, that is enough to cover the entire state in almost 8 inches, according to the National Weather Service. Storms this week have created flooding in many communities there.

Flash flood watches are in effect for south-central Texas through Friday.

In areas of Fort Bend County dozens have left their property, leaving behind livestock and pets trying to get to dry land. Part of Simonton was put under a mandatory evacuation as roads turned into lakes.  

Animal rescue groups in Houston, like Houston K-911 are out trying to help the animals left behind.  The video here is from that group Wednesday as they searched and rescued over a dozen animals from rabbits, cats, to dogs.  You can see in the video they had to boat to some areas they could hear dogs howling for help.  Many of the rescue groups in Texas are already at capacity due to stray animal issues.  Houston K-911 has started a donation page as they can't turn away the animals in need.  They are continuing to update it with photos and information as they continue their efforts to help those animals left behind.  You can find that information here. 

Some of the images in the slideshow above are from over the weekend in Rosenberg, Texas.  The Sheriff in the community got in his boat and saves a handful of dogs he found staying above water.

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