Oklahoma Tornado: Carrie Underwood, Ellen DeGeneres Address Tragedy on Twitter
“Growing up in tornado alley, you always know what could happen...it doesn't change how devastating it is when something does happen,” the country superstar wrote Monday.
As cable news outlets broke in to cover the tornado tragedy in Moore, Okla., on Monday, Hollywood took to Twitter to send thoughts and condolences to those affected by the natural disaster.
The tornado hit close to home for Carrie Underwood, who grew up in the rural Oklahoma town of Checotah.
“Growing up in tornado alley, you always know what could happen,” the country star wrote on Twitter. “It doesn’t change how devastating it is when something does happen.”
Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton, who share a home in Tishomingo, Okla., also expressed concern over the events.
“Pray,” wrote Lambert. “That’s all we can do. Pray for peace in Oklahoma.” Shelton, meanwhile, had just landed in Los Angeles on Monday afternoon.
“Get somewhere safe!!!” he urged those back home.
Country singer Toby Keith, an Oklahoma native, issued a statement that read: "This storm has devastated the community that I grew up in. 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."
Below, Ellen DeGeneres, Alyssa Milano, Patton Oswalt and more address the tragedy.
Pray. That's all we an do. Pray for peace for Oklahoma.— Miranda Lambert (@mirandalambert) 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
Growing up in tornado alley, you always know what could happen...it doesn't change how devastating it is when something does happen. #pray— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) May 21, 2013
I just want to send my love to anyone who lives in the path of these storms. First Texas, now Oklahoma. You're all in our thoughts.— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) May 21, 2013
UPDATE: Tonight's show will be a live special on the tornados causing havoc and danger across America tonight. CNN 9pm @piersmorganlive— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) May 20, 2013
Because of the tornado tragedy I will not be doing @piersmorgan tonight. I wish everyone well!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 21, 2013
Hunker down, Oklahoma.Sorry you're going through this.It's this random, wild planet.REDCROSS to 90999— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) May 21, 2013
Wow. Terrible day.. #PrayForOklahoma— Vinny Guadagnino (@VINNYGUADAGNINO) May 21, 2013
Thoughts and prayers with the families affected by the tornado in Oklahoma. Devastating.— Melissa Peterman (@Followtheblonde) May 21, 2013
Please help the tornado victims in OK. Text REDCROSS to 90999 or STORM to 80888 for Salvation Army. Each text is a $10 donation-Get texting!— Melissa Rauch (@MelissaRauch) May 21, 2013
Thoughts and prayers go out to all our fellow Oklahomans hit by today's tornados.— HANSON (@hansonmusic) May 20, 2013
Sending mylove and prayers to the people of Oklahoma.#PrayForOklahoma.— Chris Brown(@chrisbrown) May 21, 2013