Beyoncé Knowles has vowed to help the Houston flood victims, and has pledged that she will help as many affected as she possibly can.

Her home town of Houston, Texas is bracing itself for even more rainfall, and has already been hit with terrible tragedies as a result of storm Harvey. It is thought that at least 18 residents have been killed, and an estimated 30,000 people are now in desperate need of shelter.

The 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 added that she was working with her pastor and her charity "to implement a plan to help" for those hit by the storm. More rain is set to fall in Houston, and thousands of residents have been already rescued by authorities.

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Her charity BeyGOOD was founded in 2014, and has teamed up with global charities to provide housing, food and medical assistance.

The tragedy is close to the singer's heart as Beyoncé grew up in the city's historic Third Ward. Her music and songs often famously mention her roots, such as 'Run The World', 'Formation' and 'Flawless'.

Beyoncé is not the only celebrity who has offered to help in this desperate time of need for Houston. Kim Kardashian West, Kris Jenner and Kevin Hart have vowed to donate money to those affected.

Kim Kardashian West tweeted that she and her sisters would be donating $500,000 (£386,000) to the Houston victims to help.


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She wrote: "Houston we are praying for you! My mom, sisters & I will be donating $500,000 to @redcross and @salvationarmyustoday #HoustonStrong."

Other celebrities have donated to the tragedy too. Chris Young gave $100,000 (£77,000) and comedian Kevin Hart gave $25,000 (£19,000). Instagram has been full of messages encouraging those to pledge what they can, and urging the public to keep Houston in their prayers.

Coldplay has written a song for the flood victims, after they had to postpone a concert due to the weather there just last week.

Storm Harvey is now beginning to affect Louisiana, and floodwaters are still expected to rise in the already inundated Houston. New Orleans, which was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, is bracing itself for flooding.

Officials have warned people to stay where they are, as long as it is a safe location.

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