Horses take refuge from flood water on home's porch in Simonton area

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Flood waters surround home near Simonton
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Flood waters surround home, forcing horses to take refuge on home's porch.

SIMONTON, TX (KTRK) -- About a dozen horses are stranded as a home has become an island in flood waters near Simonton.

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The Brazos River flooded a home near Simonton, forcing horses to take shelter on the porch of a home. (May 31, 2016)

The Brazos River is out of its banks, above 'major flood stage' and still rising. The horses are huddled on the only dry ground to be found in the area - the front porch of the home.

PHOTOS: Flooding and storm damage across SE Texas

Mandatory evacuation orders are in effect for residents in Simonton and Rosenberg, and a voluntary evacuation order is in effect for some folks in Missouri City.