On Monday (5/20), a massive, mile-wide tornado with winds up to 200 mph hit the area of Moore, Oklahoma causing immense damage to both life and structure. With a number that is expected to rise, early reports conclude that 24 people died in the devastation, including students from a leveled elementary school.
First response teams worked well into the night to try and find people who were unaccounted for. The small town of Moore has been hit several times before, including another devastating storm that hit the town in 1999.
Upon hearing the tragic news, many Country music stars took to Twitter to express their sadness about what had happened and what fans can do to help. See what they had to say below:
Heartbreaking watching the coverage about Oklahoma. Pray for these families.
— Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) May 21, 2013
I’m thinking about and praying for my beautiful home state and the people in it tonight.
— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) May 21, 2013
Our hearts are crushed for Oklahoma, keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
— The Band Perry (@thebandperry) May 20, 2013
Pray. That’s all we an do. Pray for peace for Oklahoma.
— Miranda Lambert (@mirandalambert) May 20, 2013
Hometown got hit for the gazillionth time. Rise again Moore Oklahoma. Godspeed.Prayin – T
— Toby Keith (@TobyKeithMusic) May 20, 2013
Just landed in LA and hearing about all the tornados in Oklahoma right now… Get somewhere safe!!!
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) May 20, 2013
Praying for all those affected by the storms!So sad!
— Lee Brice (@leebrice) May 20, 2013
Sending our thoughts and prayers to the people of Oklahoma
— ALABAMA (@TheAlabamaBand) May 20, 2013
just heard the news from Canada about the horrible tornado in OklahomaCity. thinking about you all. love, Charles
— Lady Antebellum (@ladyantebellum) May 20, 2013
heart goes out to the folks in moore and oklahoma. #prayforoklahoma
— Dierks Bentley (@DierksBentley) May 21, 2013
We love you, Oklahoma. Our thoughts and prayers are with you tonight. #prayforoklahoma
— Little Big Town (@LBTmusic) May 21, 2013
Thoughts and prayers for all those in Oklahoma and everywhere that’s been affected by the bad storms of late.
— Clayton Anderson (@ClaytonAnderson) May 21, 2013
Everyone please pray for the folks in Moore, Oklahoma….it has been devastated by a tornado.
— JT Hodges (@HelloJTHodges) May 21, 2013
So sad for the families in OK! #prayers
— Whitney Duncan (@whitneyduncan) May 21, 2013
Sending prayers to OK we drove that highway last night. Please text redcross to 90999 to donate $10 for #OKTornado victims
— Willie Nelson (@willienelson) May 21, 2013
My thoughts & prayers are with my home state of Oklahoma.May God’s love & grace be with all affected by these horrible storms.
— Joe Don Rooney(@JoeDonRooney) May 21, 2013
I grew up in tornado alley. Amarillo,TX. There’s nothing more terrifying than that “sound” bearing down on you. #prayforoklahoma
— John Rich (@johnrich) May 21, 2013
24 children missing from that school……..unbelievably sad. Heaven help those poor families. #prayforOklahoma
— James Otto (@jamesotto) May 21, 2013
— Trisha Yearwood (@TYcom) May 21, 2013
Pls say a prayer for all the ppl of Oklahoma what a tragedy this God Bless those Hurt in anyway!!
— Michael Ray (@Michaelraymusic) May 21, 2013
Praying for everyone in Oklahoma tonight.
— EliYoungBand (@EliYoungBand) May 21, 2013
My heart goes out to all affected by the devastation in OK. I was in OKC earlier this week and am praying for my friends and their families.
— Maggie Rose (@IAmMaggieRose) May 21, 2013
Oh Dear Lord! My heart is broken for Oklahoma! I’m praying for you. Words cannot even begin to say how sorry I am for you.
— Sara Evans (@saraevansmusic) May 21, 2013
Everybody pray for and do what u can for the folks in Oklahoma.
— Darius Rucker (@dariusrucker) May 21, 2013
Praying for everyone and all the loved ones in Oklahoma….. #sadtweet
— Jana Kramer (@kramergirl) May 21, 2013