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Hurricane Harvey: Beyonce pledges to help victims affected Houston floods

Lemonade artist, who was born in Houston, said she had residents "in her prayers"

Roisin O'Connor
Music Correspondent
Wednesday 30 August 2017 08:58
Beyonce performing at the 59th Grammy Awards this year
Beyonce performing at the 59th Grammy Awards this year

Beyonce has pledged to help "as many" victims of Hurricane Harvey as she can, as her home city of Houston, Texas is told to expect more rainfall.

The Lemonade star said: "I remain in constant prayer for those affected and for the rescuers who have been so brave and determined to do so much to help."

She said that she was working with her charity and her pastor to "implement a plan to help", and posted an Instagram tribute telling residents they were in her prayers.

Beyonce, who grew up in the city's Third Ward, has often referred to her home in her work, including in songs "Run The World (Girls)", "Flawless" and "Formation".

Many celebrities have come forward to help with relief efforts as Houston battles unprecedented levels of rain, with at least nine killed in the storm.

Country star Chris Young pledged $100,000, while comedian Kevin Hart donated $25,000, and actress Sandra Bullock contributed $1 million.

Coldplay, who had to postpone their concert in Houston last week due to the hurricane, wrote a song for those affected by the floods and debuted the track in Miami.

Officials estimate that more than 30,000 residents need shelter.

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