The death toll currently stands at 91 after a massive tornado ripped through the suburbs of Oklahoma City yesterday, and celebrities are just as shocked and dismayed over the devastating images as the rest of us.
Toby Keith, Carrie Underwood, Khloe Kardashian, and scores of other celebrities are speaking out in support of the victims of a massive tornado that flattened a 22-mile path through suburban Oklahoma City and killed at least 91 people, including a minimum of 20 children.
Toby Keith, who grew up in the area ravaged by the fatal storm, is grieving for the loss of his hometown, but says the people there will rebuild it stronger than ever.
“This storm has devastated the community that I grew up in,” the country star said in a written statement. “I rode my bike through those neighborhoods. I have family and friends in Moore. My heart and prayers go to those that have lost so much. But Moore is strong and we will persevere. God be with you all.”
Other celebs expressed their shock and dismay via Twitter.
Carrie Underwood: “Growing up in tornado alley, you always know what could happen… it doesn’t change how devastating it is when something does happen. I’m thinking about and praying for my beautiful home state and the people in it tonight.”
Kathie Lee Gifford: “Brokenhearted for the people of Oklahoma. Praying for them constantly.”
Gayle King: “Sending prayers to moore oklahoma this morning-really thinking about those waiting parents need a miracle and I believe in miracles.”
Ricky Martin: “My heart goes out to everyone affected by the devastating #Oklahoma City #tornado. Sending love.”
Jessica Capshaw: “My thoughts and prayers are with you, #Oklahoma.”
Ginnifer Goodwin: “My thoughts and prayers are with you, #Oklahoma. Twitter friends, let’s help by texting REDCROSS to 90999.”
Paula Abdul: “#Oklahoma My heart and prayers go out to each of you of your families. It is such a sudden shocking devastation. xoP”
Miranda Lambert: “Pray. That’s all we an do. Pray for peace for Oklahoma.”
Khloe Kardashian: “My heart is breaking for Oklahoma!!!! Please Lord please send your angels to heal and protect these families!!!”
Kelly Ripa: “Praying for the people of Oklahoma. Unbelievable and horrific images.”
Martina McBride: “Watching this Oklahoma footage. So sad and scary. #prayersforoklahoma”
Missy Elliott: “Praying for those areas effected in this Devastating storm in Oklahoma City… So many Prayers God!”
Josh Groban: “Oh dear this tornado is a doozy. Be safe out there, OK. Sending love.”
Caroline Manzo: “Oklahoma footage is devastating – my thoughts are with all those affected. Stay safe. Xo”
Elizabeth Banks: “Shocking images from that Oklahoma tornado. Thoughts with all the people affected. #yikes #prayforoklahoma”
Reba McEntire: “All my prayers go out to the folks in Oklahoma dealing with these tornados. Stay safe everyone!!!!”
Erin Andrews: “Man…Oklahoma has been through enough..stay safe everyone”
Olivia Munn: “School in Oklahoma totalled by a torando, homes destroyed and there are people trapped under debris. Please get somewhere safe!!!”
Aviva Drescher: “My thoughts go out to those in Kansas, Oklahoma affected by the Tornados! Stay strong! #kansas #humanspirit”
Chris Harrison: “Heart & prayers go out to those in Oklahoma right now. Devastating storms.”
Amber Riley: “Thoughts and prayers for Oklahoma, so tragic.”
Melissa Joan Hart: “All of my thoughts and prayers going out to those in the tornado in Oklahoma! #prayersforOK”