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Officers rescue more than 50 head of cattle from flooding

Liberty County Sheriff’s deputies and Liberty and Dayton Police officers assisted in a modern day “cattle drive” to rescue over 50 head of cattle from low lying land near the flooded Trinity River. Deputy John Tucker reported the cattle drive was from the city of Liberty west on Highway 90 to south of the city of Dayton to a secure pasture on high grounds. (Photo provided by Liberty County Sheriff’s Officer)

Hurricane Harvey overwhelmed south Texas on Friday and has lingered over the area dumping heavy rain as a tropical storm through Monday.

Flooding has been a major problem, especially for low lying areas.

Liberty County, which is northeast of Houston, had something unique happen because of the flooding.

Liberty County Sheriff's deputies and Liberty and Dayton Police officers assisted in a modern day “cattle drive” to rescue over 50 head of cattle from low lying land near the flooded Trinity River.

Sheriff's Deputy John Tucker reported the cattle drive was from the city of Liberty west on Highway 90 to south of the city of Dayton to a secure pasture on high grounds.


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