Brevard County Continues To Deal With Flooding Due To Irma, Recent Rainstorms

By  //  October 8, 2017

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ABOVE VIDEO: Flooding in Brevard County. (WFTV Video)

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA (WFTV) – Instead of walking through a sea of green pastures to feed the horses at Harmony Farms in Cocoa, Karen Garrett-Kraus must wade through water.

She’s the weekend feeder at the farm, which has been waterlogged due to overflow from the St. John’s River.

“It’s backed all the way here to join us,” said Garrett-Kraus.

According to Channel 9 Meteorologist George Waldenberger, parts of the east coast are flooding because of excess water from Hurricane Irma along with recent rains.

So the horses at Harmony Farms will stay cooped up in the stable inside instead of grazing and helping provide therapy.

Garrett-Kraus said that if water starts seeping into the floor of the horses’ stalls, the farm will have to move them.

“It would be bad for their feet,” she said.

Each day the horses remain in the stables, the farm loses money, unable to provide the therapy rides the farm normally offers.

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