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Amid personal loss and devastation from Hurricane Harvey, Auburn's Kam Martin ...


Days away from Auburn's season opener against Georgia Southern, Kam Martin's heart and mind were 629 miles away in his hometown of Port Arthur, Texas -- located on the Gulf of Mexico and less than two hours east of Houston -- where his family dealt with the devastation of Hurricane Harvey.


Martin, Auburn's sophomore running back, felt helpless as he watched his city, his family and his friends suffer from one of the worst storms in American history.


Floor damage was nothing compared to what his parents saw around them -- what Howard Harris described as "devastating" and a "disaster" -- as families waded through more than three feet of water with their belongings in tow, wrapped in plastic bags.


As the concern grew in Martin's voice with each ensuing phone call, Marion Harris turned to her maternal instinct: She told her husband they needed to get away and see their son.


Howard Harris, familiar with the back roads in the area thanks to his job as a Cameron employee helping to build energy plants throughout Texas, navigated a route through the flooded streets and arrived in Auburn around 2 a.m. Friday.




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