HENZE, Texas (AP) Taylor Family Farms has closed its operations and the families who operate it say they’re still reeling from the flooding that hit Texas last week.
The Taylor family farm near Hartung, Texas, is one of six that are closed for at least six weeks because of the flooding, including the family’s herd and two cattle, said Taylor Family Farm owner and cattleman Kevin Hartung.
The family’s four sons, who live at the farm, are in Texas and were not expected to return until next week.
Hartung says he’s trying to find a place for his four grandchildren to live.
“I know it’s hard to put your mind to what to do with all the money that has gone into that, but I just know it was very hard to get it back,” Hartung said.
“And I think it’s something we’re going to deal with.
But we’re still looking at a whole lot of things.”
The Taylor Family farm is located about 75 miles (130 kilometers) north of Dallas.
The family has two other small family farms that are also closed.
They were not immediately available for comment.
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The Hartung family says they’ll be able to reopen on April 1.
Hartung says the family was trying to move out to the country last week when the floodwaters rose to nearly five feet (1 meter).
“They were trying to get the cattle out, but they had a very high water table,” he said.
The farm is one in a dozen across the Texas Plains that were closed for several days as the Texas River overflowed in several areas.
The flooding in Hartung is still the biggest to hit the state since Hurricane Ike in 2010.
Hartun said there have been no significant problems with the ranch in the past year.