“Who could’ve imagined 40 to 44 inches of rainfall?” (More than four feet in some areas.)
Cattle farmers in Southern Texas Facing a Disaster
By Caroline Snyder
Regarding Texas, due to the “extreme” climate back in the 16th Century (floods and drought that affected that area during the last Little Ice Age) many settled tribes saw crop failures, death and starvation, and reverted back to a hunter-gatherer existence, joining (and warring with) the bison-hunting tribes on the Great Plains to the North.
Cattle farmers in Southern Texas Face a Disaster right now.
HURRICANE HARVEY WREAKS HAVOC ON TEXAS CATTLE AS RANCHERS HOPE FLOOD WATERS RECEDE
A lot of these guys have dealt with high water but nothing like this. Who could’ve imagined 40 to 44 inches of rainfall?”
About 1.2 million beef cows are in the 54 counties that have been declared disaster areas due to Hurricane Harvey, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The total is a “conservative estimate” and encompasses 27% of the state’s herd, according to Texas A&M University livestock economist David Anderson.
Early on, the storm was expected to be a so-called 100-year flood, then became a 500-year flood and is now what some officials consider an 800-year flood.
Note from Robert:
In chapter 17 of Not by Fire but by Ice, I warn of massive floods as we head into the coming ice age. I’m therefore not overly surprised that an 800-year flood could occur.
In fact, I fear this is just the beginning. I fear we’ll be seeing more such floods – cattle-destroying and crop destroying floods – around the world.