Texas natives and "Supernatural" co-stars Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles are asking fans to donate to the American Red Cross to help those that are being affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. The storm is literally hitting home as the two close friends currently live with their families in Austin, Texas. Padalecki and Ackles also have other friends and family in the affected areas that are no doubt on their minds as well. Padalecki, born in San Antonio, and Ackles, born in Dallas, tweeted out earlier today asking people to text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 to help:

Riding out the storm

Former "Supernatural" co-star and Jared's wife, Genevieve Padalecki, posted on her Instagram story (nowandgen) a thank you to everyone sending thoughts and well wishes she received from fans because of the storm.

She also sent prayers that everyone is "unharmed and safe." Fellow actress and Jensen's wife, Danneel Ackles, also tweeted and posted on her Instagram (danneelackles512) about the hurricane, letting fans know she was preparing for Harvey with some Pimm's liqueur and "All About Eve" playing on her television screen. The two best friends are currently riding out the storm at home in Austin with their kids.

Friends of the Padaleckis and Ackles are also sending out support and love.

Sarah Sheppard, wife of "Supernatural" co-star Mark Sheppard, posted about Hurricane Harvey earlier today on her Twitter account:

"Supernatural" co-star Misha Collins also asked for support from the fans, quote-tweeting Padalecki's post on how people can donate to the Red Cross:

Updates on Hurricane Harvey and how to donate

CNN reported earlier today that Hurricane Harvey is now being called a tropical storm.

One death (caused by a house fire) and a dozen injuries have been confirmed so far. The coast has been devastated by Harvey, whose movement has now stopped, creating a "deadly inland event." Affected areas have received warnings about tornadoes and heavy downpours of rain that will (and already have been) resulting in flooding.

NPR reports that the "catastrophic flooding" is life-threatening and will last over the next few days as the relentless rain continues. NPR spoke with senior hurricane specialist at the National Hurricane Center Mike Brennan, who stated that they are seeing tide levels "4 to 5 feet above ground level" among parts of the "middle Texas coast." Besides the flooding and destruction of these areas, thousands of residents are also experiencing power outages. Citizens of Corpus Christi are being warned to use "extreme caution" as there are multiple power lines still active that are "down or compromised citywide." Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made a disaster declaration to 50 Texas counties.

Besides texting REDCROSS to 90999 to donate, you can also call the Red Cross at 1-800-RED CROSS or go to the American Red Cross website (redcross.org) to donate directly to help those that have been impacted by the widespread devastation caused by the "most powerful hurricane to hit the United States in a decade" as CNN reports.