As Hurricane Harvey pummeled southeast Texas over the weekend, torrential rains caused catastrophic flooding in Houston on Sunday. The widespread conditions have left thousands of people needing rescue, and at least five people have been reported dead so far.
Several Seattle Seahawks players, many from the Lone Star State, took to Twitter on Sunday to send their prayers and well-wishes to those affected by the tropical cyclone.
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Right tackle Germain Ifedi, a native of Houston and Texas A&M graduate, showed support for his hometown on social media. He simply posted the word “Houston” with two prayer hands emojis.
Tackle Rees Odhiambo, who attended high school in a suburb of Dallas, retweeted Ifedi’s post.
Houston ????????— Germain Ifedi (@GermainX1) August 27, 2017
Center Joey Hunt, who is from El Campo, a town just 80 miles out of Houston, took a moment to show love for the city and the entire Gulf Coast.
Prayers up for Houston and the whole Texas Gulf Coast 🙏🏼— Joey Hunt (@joeyhunt53) August 27, 2017
Seahawks defensive tackle Nazair Jones and quarterback Russell Wilson also shared messages of support for those impacted by the floodwaters.
Pray for Houston !— Nazair Jones (@nazjones90) August 27, 2017
Praying for Houston and all of Texas right now! 🙏🏾— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) August 27, 2017
Hurricane Harvey has since been downgraded to a tropical storm, but the effects of the disaster will be felt for months to come. Hopefully, the NFL community will find a way to support Houston through this difficult time.