Horses Trapped in California Flood Water

Horses trapped in flood water in San Jose.
Horses trapped in flood water in San Jose.

San Jose, California – The torrential rains in California have flooded 500 homes in San Jose, and some of those homes have horses.  NBC in the Bay Area released footage of horses trapped in their pens, standing knee deep in contaminated flood water.  It appears to be a boarding stable that was abandoned when flood waters threatened human life.

Horses trapped in flood water in San Jose.
Horses trapped in flood water in San Jose.

Flood water is particularly harmful for horses, and can cause serious injury.  San Jose Fire Department Capn. Mitch Matlow said, “This is not clean swimming pool water.  The water that is coming through here is contaminated. Everyone that has been in that water needs to be decontaminated.”


Horses in Amit, Louisiana suffered serious chemical burns when they were trapped in flood water last September.

Flood water victim in Amite, Louisiana.
Flood water victim in Amite, Louisiana.

 

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