Beyonce has pledged to “help as many” victims of Hurricane Harvey as she can, as her home city of Houston braces itself for more rainfall.

“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,” said the star.

She added she was working with her charity and her pastor “to implement a plan to help”.
Houston has been hit by unprecedented levels of rain, with more set to come.

Officials estimate that more than 30,000 residents need shelter. At least nine have died in the Houston area.