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Watch: Texas A&M RB Trayveon Williams Describes His Family Being Rescued From Hurricane Harvey Flooding

Trayveon Williams shared an incredible story about how his family was rescued after flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey ravaged their home.

Texas A&M running back Trayveon Williams, a Houston native, spoke to reporters on Tuesday revealing that his family had to be rescued from their home by the United States Coast Guard.

“They’re in OK shape,” Williams told reporters, per the

Texas A&M RB Trayveon Williams on his parents being rescued by helicopter in Houston #Harvey2017:

— Brent Zwerneman (@BrentZwerneman) August 29, 2017

">Houston Chronicle's Brent Zwerneman. “The house isn’t in the best shape right now. The first floor is kind of water damaged. As long as they’re safe, that’s all that matters. “They had to get rescued by the Coast Guard. They had to have a helicopter … come get them. It’s amazing. I thank those guys. They’re in some shelter.” Check it out:

As flooding from Hurricane Harvey continues to decimate the southeastern part of the United States, it puts into perspective just how unimportant football really is. Thankfully, Williams' family is safe, but unfortunately they are not the only family affected.

FEMA has estimated that over 30,000 people will need shelter and tens of thousands more will need some form of aid, and if you'd like to donate in some way to those affected, NPR has aggregated a list of charitable organizations here.