Cattle are seen herded along flood waters near the Trinity River in Liberty County after Texas endures record rainfall and historic flooding in May. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Texas ranchers herded hundreds of cattle along flood waters near the Trinity River in Liberty County on Sunday (May 31), as Texas continues to deal with historic flooding that battered parts of the state in May. Rain caused flooding on roads in parts of Texas on Saturday (May 30), an official said, after severe weather killed at least 23 people during the week and prompted President Barack Obama to declare a disaster in the state. Texas has endured record rainfall in May. Over the week, flooding turned streets into rivers, ripped homes off foundations, swept over thousands of vehicles and trapped people in cars and houses. Obama signed a disaster declaration late on Friday (May 29) to free up federal funds to help rebuild areas of Texas slammed by the storms. No estimate has been given for the damage in Texas.