Carrie Underwood’s Family is Safe After Nashville Tornado

Underwood's family is all okay!

Written by Lauren Laffer
Carrie Underwood’s Family is Safe After Nashville Tornado
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Carrie Underwood is in New York City to promote her new lifestyle and wellness book, Fit52, but her family and hometown of Nashville were on the forefront of her mind. During a scheduled appearance on the TODAY Show, Underwood spoke with hosts Jenna Bush Hager and Carson Daly about how her family fared during the storm.

“He said he had to go upstairs at 2AM and grab the boys to take them down to — we have a little safe room in our house,” she told Hager and Daly, referencing her husband Mike Fisher and their two sons, five-year-old Isaiah and one-year-old Jacob. “I bet everyone was crying.”

“I know your heart is at home, as always,” commended Hager.

The tornado, forecasters believe, was an EF-3, which means it saw winds between 136 and 165 mph. The storm devastated areas of Nashville, including East Nashville, Germantown and Mt. Juliet.

In addition to Underwood, several other stars, including East Nashville residents Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd have checked in to let fans know they are okay.

As of the publication of this article, the death toll has risen to 19 across Davidson, Putnam, Benton and Wilson counties, NBC News reports. A number of nearly 50 buildings has been reported as collapsed, as assessments to the damage continues into the morning.

Storm shelters:
- Centennial Sportsplex at 222 2th Avenue N.
- East Magnet High School at 110 Gallatin Ave.
- Victory Baptist Church at 1777 Tate Lane in Mt. Juliet
- Zeal Church at 5807 Charlotte Ave.