Storm Harvey: Houston-born Beyoncé pledges to send aid to victims of devastating floods

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Beyoncé has said she is working with her charity to send aid to victims of Storm Harvey in her hometown of Houston.

The Lemonade singer said in a statement that “my heart goes out to my home town, Houston, and I remain in constant prayer for those affected”.

The 35-year-old performer, who now lives in LA with husband Jay Z, grew up in the south-western US city, which has been devastated by catastrophic flooding in recent days.

Harvey, the fiercest hurricane to hit the US in 13 years, reached land over the weekend.

It was initially ranked as a category four hurricane before being downgraded to a tropical storm.

At least nine people, including six members of the same family, are feared dead in the storm and 30,000 people are expected to be needing shelter, authorities said.

The deluge is thought to become the worst rainstorm in American history, with three more days of downpours forecast.

In the statement to the Houston Chronicle, the former Destiny’s Child singer said she is praying “for the rescuers who have been so brave and determined”.

She said she is working closely with her organisation BeyGOOD and her pastor to find ways to help those affected.


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