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Case Keenum, Danielle Hunter and Aviante Collins of the Vikings all have family in Texas

Multiple players on the Vikings roster are natives of Texas.
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Multiple players on the Vikings roster are natives of Texas.

Multiple players on the Vikings roster are natives of Texas.

Hurricane Harvey is wreaking havoc throughout the state of Texas. 

Meteorologists are forecasting up to 50 inches of rain in Houston by Wednesday and as much of 340 billion gallons of rain has fallen so far, according to KTRK-TV.

Backup Vikings quarterback Case Keenum, who played his college football at the University of Houston, believes the storm's only going to get worse.

"I've got a few family members that are doing alright, but I think it's going to get worse before it gets better," said Keenum to GoMN Sports after the Vikings' 32-31 win over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. 

"I didn't really understand how bad it was going to be. I've got friends that are boating people around neighborhoods; getting people out of houses, so it's crazy."

Meanwhile, defensive end Danielle Hunter and rookie offensive lineman Aviante Collins have families who reside just outside of Houston – but are not near too much danger. 

"We're doing fine," said Hunter whose family resides in Katy, which is about 30 miles west of Houston. "Parts of Katy is a non-flood zone and that's where my family stays. They're doing good. I've been checking on them every day; they've just been getting a lot of rain."

"My family is in the outskirts of Houston, so they're ok," said Collins. "They got a little flooding, but the house is intact and the cars aren't going down the street; nothing like that. But so far so good. It's pretty bad down there. Some of my friends houses are kind of messed up."

Shortly before Sunday's game against San Francisco, defensive end Brian Robison tweeted out photos of a family member kayaking around their farm which is submerged with water.

Several relatives of former Vikings tailback Adrian Peterson drove all the way from Texas to New Orleans to avoid the storm, according to NOLA.com.

Even Houston Texans superstar J.J. Watt recorded a heartfelt video on Twitter urging people to donate to the city's recovery.

The New York Times reported that there's been at least five deaths and more than a dozen injuries because of the tropical storm. 

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