Chenango, Texas—Cattle are herded through floodwaters toward higher ground on June 4. Governor Greg Abbott toured flooded areas south of Houston and said he had started the process for emergency aid, after days of rainfall raised river water levels to record-breaking heights. “I saw some neighborhoods that were literally islands, completely surrounded by water,” he told reporters. On June 2, nine soldiers from the Fort Hood army base were killed when their vehicle overturned in floodwaters during a training exercise. Thousands of homes and three prisons were evacuated due to the flooding.Launch Slideshow 4 PHOTOS
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