Beauties & Beasts 11th Hour Rescue in Wichita picked up nearly 70 dogs and cats that had been in Houston shelters before the hurricane hit. They were brought to Wichita to make room for animals found after the hurricane. Video courtesy of Lauren Peterson
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay moved its flock of flamingos to a shelter on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, as Hurricane Irma swept northward along Florida’s Gulf Coast. The theme park activated an emergency plan to safeguard its 12,000 animal residents as the Category 2 storm made landfall near Naples, Florida, after having brought devastation to the Florida Keys and several Caribbean island nations. This video shows zoo staff moving the flamingos to their temporary new home.
Hurricane Irma has maximum sustained winds of 175 mph, says NOAA. Hurricane warnings are in effect for the Leeward Islands and Irma is also expected to affect Puerto Rico & the British and U.S. Virgin Islands on Wednesday.
Deputies from Chambers County Sheriff’s Office rescued animals stranded at a flooded shelter in Hankamer, Texas, on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. Appeals to save the animals at Tall Tails Animal Rescue went viral on social media with photos of dogs standing in floodwater inside their cages. “Sheriff Brian C. Hawthorne reports that all the animals have been rescued from the Tall Tails kennel in Hankamer, Texas,” said Chambers County Sheriff’s Office via Facebook. “The animals, along with the owner of the kennel, Kevin Miller, were successfully rescued via air boat.”
Rescuers in Houston answered hundreds of desperate calls for help on Sunday as floodwaters from the remnants of Hurricane Harvey climbed high enough to fill the second floors of homes and stranded families were urged to seek refuge on their rooftops. Areas south of the city appeared to be hardest-hit. Earlier in the day, the National Weather Service said the "catastrophic flooding" in Houston was "expected to worsen."
The Kansas Highway Patrol posted this timelapse video of the solar eclipse that occurred Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. Footage was taken at the Kansas Department of Corrections' Lansing Correctional Facility.