East Coast Horses Weather the Storm

Despite heavy rain and wind, many East Coast horses appear to have made it through the storm as well as possible.

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While flooding due to heavy rain closed streets in three South Carolina counties, most horses residing in states from South Carolina to Virginia appear to have weathered the storm as well as possible.

On Oct. 4, a weather system associated with Hurricane Joaquin dropped as much as a foot of rain, turning the streets of Charleston, South Carolina, into urban waterways and causing flooding in Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester counties. Despite the flooding, horses residing near the flood zones were safe.

“We have not had any large animal evacuations,” said Jim Beasley, spokesman for the South Carolina Emergency Management Division.

Meanwhile, horse owners and herd managers further up the cost braced for bad weather. In North Carolina, the Corolla wild horses took shelter where they could, said Karen McCalpin, executive director of the Corolla Wild Horse Fund, Inc

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Pat Raia is a veteran journalist who enjoys covering equine welfare, industry, and news. In her spare time, she enjoys riding her Tennessee Walking Horse, Sonny.

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