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Beyonce speaks on hometown tragedy


BEYONCE HAS spoken out and pledged her support to those affected by Hurricane Harvey, telling fans she's in "constant prayer" for the victims.

The singer's hometown is Houston, Texas, where more than 30,000 people have been forced to leave their homes due to serious flooding caused by the wind and rain of the devastating Harvey.

Celebrities across the world have been coming forward on social media to reveal the ways they are supporting the hurricane relief efforts, with Beyonce the latest to announce how she is helping.

"My heart goes out to my hometown, Houston, and 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 in a statement issued to the Houston Chronicle.

"I am working closely with my team at BeyGOOD as well as my pastor (Rudy Rasmus at St. John's in Houston) to implement a plan to help as many as we can."

BeyGOOD is a charity umbrella for all Beyonce's philanthropic pursuits worldwide, launched in 2013 for the Mrs. Carter World Tour.

The mother-of-three also shared a black and white picture tribute to Texas on Instagram, writing on it: "Texas you are in my prayers".

Other stars who have spoken out in support of those in Houston include Chris Brown, who said: "We need to come together. I'm donating $100,000."

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