Ever since Hurricane Harvey began flooding Texas, Trae Tha Truth has been helping those in need with his boat. Earlier this week the Houston rapper talked about joining a group of volunteers who were boating across the flooded streets and recovering people from their homes.
Since then it has emerged that among those who Trae picked up was Orlando Magic basketball player Jonathon Simmons. The player spoke about his experience in an interview with NBA.com.
“Trae The Truth, the rapper, is from Houston and we know a mutual friend from San Antonio. They brought a boat to Houston because [Trae] had to evacuate as well,” said Simmons, who was in a house with a group of 20 friends and family at the time of his rescue. “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. 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.’’
“I had bought all of these air mattresses and covers and blankets and food and water for everybody,” Simmons added. “We were good for three days, but my other friend’s house had started getting flooded early, so he came there to the house, too. So that gave us another 11 extra people and most of them were kids. We had to let the kids eat first, so most of the last two days it was kind of rough. I ate a pack of ramen noodles and that’s all for like a day-and-a-half.’’