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Houston already knows Trae Tha Truth is a superhero. Now the world does after his Hurricane Harvey efforts.

Trae Tha Truth already has a holiday in Houston. We may need build a statue for him now.

The Houston rapper was among many who had to evacuate their homes in the wake of Hurricane Harvey sitting on Houston this week. After watching the historic flooding trap people in their homes and other locations across the city, Trae boarded a boat and went to rescue people and assist them to safety. One of those individuals happened to be native Houstonian and current Orlando Magic forward Jonathon Simmons.

Simmons told >NBA.com that he and a few friends had taken up refuge in Richmond, Texas on Saturday. He bunkered down with enough food and supplies to last three days. As neighbors in the area began taking on water, Simmons and friends took the neighbors and their children in.

“There was at least 20 people in the house and probably eight of them were kids,” Simmons said. “When I was little, my mom always kept the fridge full of stuff (during hurricanes). This time, I ate a pack of ramen noodles and that’s all for like a day-and-a-half.”

Meanwhile, Trae had begun a call out for boats in the area. From there Tha Truth Pt. 3 rapper began driving from neighborhood to neighborhood, rescuing dozens of men, women and children who had been stranded in their homes. Simmons was among those rescued.

“We still had to ride a boat, walk through muddy water and ride on the back of a dumpster truck for like five miles. It was crazy,” Simmons said. “I had to hold up my people and I had some kids with me. Most of the kids were old enough to walk, but one of them I had to carry with me.”

After finding safety himself, Trae revealed his reasoning to join the boat crew who found him to assist. “I felt helpless yesterday, because I had to be rescued,” Trae told FOX 26. “A lot of people have reached out asking how to help out. The hard part is, some people don’t want to leave their house. I understand, but it’s heartbreaking.”

The recovery efforts for Houston and surrounding areas may last well into the year. Luckily for Houston, citizens like Trae Tha Truth, DJ Mr. Rogers, King Keraun and others are willing to do whatever to get Houston back on its feet.

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