Tropical Storm Harvey caused historic flooding in Houston and southeast Texas on Sunday, with the National Weather Service is calling it an "unprecedented" event, noting that "all impacts are unknown and beyond anything experienced," per ABC News.
Athletes and teams with and without ties to Houston or the state of Texas sent love to the area on Sunday and earlier in the weekend when the storm approached land as a hurricane.
It's extremely difficult to have to watch the events of Hurricane Harvey unfold on TV and not be able to get back to Houston to help with the recovery efforts. I've set up a fundraiser so that we can raise as much money as possible to help our communities and the families of our great city rebuild. Any donation that you can spare, no matter how large or small, no matter what city or state you live in, is greatly appreciated. We will come out of this stronger than ever. www.YouCaring.com/JJWatt #TexasForever
Praying for everyone back home in Houston. Please be safe. #HurricaneHarvey
— Tom Savage (@TomSavage03) August 25, 2017
y'all stay safe out there. don't be a hero. these floods ain't lettin up
— feeno (@ArianFoster) August 27, 2017
Prayers up for Houston 👏
— JoelDreessen (@JoelDreessen) August 27, 2017
Prayers out to all those affected by hurricane #Harvey. Some of the flooding and damage images are unreal. Stay safe.
— Mason Crosby (@crosbykicks2) August 27, 2017
Continued prayers for TX, especially Houston. Shout out to the Coast Guard & FEMA .. u can't put a price on saving a life #HurricaneHarvey
— D-Ware (@DeMarcusWare) August 27, 2017
Praying for the city of Houston!
— Derek Carr (@derekcarrqb) August 27, 2017
To our AFC South brethren, @HoustonTexans, and all those in Texas, stay safe.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
— Jacksonville Jaguars (@Jaguars) August 27, 2017
Praying for Houston and all of Texas right now! 🙏🏾
— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) August 27, 2017
Please keep Houston in your prayers
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) August 27, 2017
— SauceGod.D.A. (@DAYERS_LOE) August 27, 2017
— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) August 28, 2017
The Astros thoughts are with the communities back home in Texas that have been and will be impacted by Hurricane Harvey...be safe.
— Houston Astros (@astros) August 27, 2017
We played a great game today and won.Proud of our guys.Even more proud of the Houstonians who are battling this relentless storm. Stay safe.
— AJ Hinch (@ajhinch) August 28, 2017
Praying for Houston 🙏🏽
— Carlos Correa (@TeamCJCorrea) August 27, 2017
Hard to focus with all that's happening in Texas. Still thinking about everyone toughing out the storm. Be safe everyone!
— Josh Reddick (@RealJoshReddick) August 27, 2017
I hope today's game brought a smile to someone's face in Houston. Know that every one of us has the city on our hearts & in our prayers.
— Collin McHugh (@Collin_McHugh) August 28, 2017
Thinking of you Houston!!! Stay Safe!!!
— Alex Bregman (@ABREG_1) August 27, 2017
Houston, you are all in our thoughts and prayers! Please, stay safe and be strong. #Htownproudalways
— Lance McCullers Jr. (@LMcCullers43) August 27, 2017
— Yulieski Gurriel (@el_yuly10) August 28, 2017
— Julia Morales (@JuliaMorales) August 27, 2017
Thoughts and prayers for everyone in Houston. Stay safe.
— Max Stassi (@MaxStassi10) August 27, 2017
Keep your heads up and stay positive #HoustonStrong
— Chris Devenski (@ddddeevvvoooo) August 28, 2017
Sickening feeling not being able to be in Houston Helping right now... it's amazing all the help that is coming in from all over!
— Joe Musgrove (@musgrove23Stros) August 28, 2017
I can't sleep thinking of what it can happen to my family in Houston and me being here with my hands tight #PrayForHouston
— Marwin Gonzalez (@marwinGF9) August 28, 2017
Nats 3B and Texas native Anthony Rendon pays tribute to Houston with his Players Weekend custom cleats.
[Credit: Nick Wass/AP Photo] pic.twitter.com/rmBhtWYQ4A
— ESPN (@espn) August 28, 2017
— Geoff Blum (@blummer27) August 28, 2017
Houston is my off-season home. I played there 2 seasons. Just devastated to see these pictures of it right now. Praying for all in Houston.
— Mark Melancon (@Mark_Melancon_) August 27, 2017
Our thoughts are with the communities of South Texas and everyone affected by Hurricane Harvey.
— Texas Rangers (@Rangers) August 27, 2017
Stay safe Houston, praying for everyone down that way. 🙏🏼
— Jake Diekman (@JakeDiekman) August 27, 2017
— Josh Zeid (@Josh_Zeid14) August 27, 2017
"Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted." (Matt. 5:4) I love you, Houston. Stay strong. #houstonflood
— Mark Appel (@MAppel26) August 27, 2017
Prayers out to everyone in Houston and surrounding areas. Be safe out there family. #HurricaneHarvey
— Chris Young (@CY24_7) August 27, 2017
I pray that as we witness absolute tragedy,we also witness the power of people helping people,the essence of that is USA 🇺🇸 #PrayForHouston
— Huston Street (@HustonStreet) August 28, 2017
Be safe, south Texas.
— Michael Young (@MikeyY626) August 25, 2017
— Dontrelle Willis (@DTrainMLB) August 27, 2017
The Angels Organization would like to send our thoughts & prayers to the people of Houston and all those affected by Hurricane Harvey.
— Angels (@Angels) August 27, 2017
— Alex Wilson (@WillyWilson18) August 28, 2017
Dear Heavenly Father I'm asking you to put your safety shield around Houston and send your angels to protect them all #Praying4Houston🙌🏾🙏🏾
— Cj Edwards (@CEdwardsSBS) August 28, 2017
— James Harden (@JHarden13) August 27, 2017
My heart and prayers are with you Texas! pic.twitter.com/xva8ea2iEZ
— Chris Paul (@CP3) August 27, 2017
— LeBron James (@KingJames) August 27, 2017
Thoughts and prayers to our friends at the @HoustonRockets and all those in the surrounding area affected by Hurricane Harvey 🙏
— Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) August 27, 2017
🙏🙏🙏 Pray for Houston!!!!
— Patrick Beverley (@patbev21) August 27, 2017
PRAYERS UP for HOUSTON!!!
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) August 27, 2017
Prayers up for Houston. God Bless
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) August 27, 2017
Praying for the city Houston. God bless .
— Marcus Morris (@MookMorris2) August 27, 2017
And all of Texas. Praying for you all.
— Marcus Morris (@MookMorris2) August 27, 2017
Praying for the safety of everybody In Texas
— Marcus Thornton (@OfficialMT23) August 27, 2017
Sending thoughts & prayers to Houston, South Texas and all affected by #HurricanHarvey. So grateful for first responders on scene. Stay safe
— Coach Tom Herman (@CoachTomHerman) August 27, 2017
Praying for Houston! 🙏🏾
— King (@DeriqKing_) August 27, 2017
We all in this together please pray for the city 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/LedPlgE2xe
— Dillon Birden (@D_bird20) August 28, 2017
— Houston Prodigy♐️🤤 (@ReggieHemphill) August 27, 2017
Praying for our Cougar Brothers in Houston and their families...and ALL those affected by Hurricane Harvey
— Ken Niumatalolo (@NAVYCoachKen) August 27, 2017
— Texas Football (@TexasFootball) August 28, 2017
— Coach Kelvin Sampson (@CoachSampsonUH) August 28, 2017
— LSU Basketball (@LSUBasketball) August 28, 2017
The storm forced the Houston Texans to change their travel plans to land in Dallas; the Houston Astros are currently on the West Coast finishing up a series against the Los Angeles Angels and are scheduled to face the Texas Rangers at home on Tuesday. Both the Rangers and Astros had to adjust their travel and plan to fly into Dallas as well.
Our thoughts are with you, Houston.
-- Alex Tekip