One of the worst tornadoes to hit the United States in years has claimed at least 51 lives, the Oklahoma state medical examiner says. The nation, including some of its biggest celebrities, took to Twitter on Monday to mourn the victims, sending prayers and condolences with #PrayForOklahoma.
The natural disaster leveled homes and a school in the Oklahoma City area and rescue workers were still searching through the rubble for survivors Monday night. One building that was claimed by the monstrous twister was Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore. Sean Reynolds from Weather Center Live tweeted that at least a dozen children were reportedly killed, but the total is unknown.
Among the reactions:
My heart goes out to everyone feeling the impact of the tornadoes in the OKC area. Stay safe and #PrayForOklahoma.
— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) May 20, 2013
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Just landed in LA and hearing about all the tornados in Oklahoma right now... Get somewhere safe!!!
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) May 20, 2013
The devastation through my home state of Oklahoma is staggering. All of my prayers are w/the victims, especially all those little kids. XOX
— oliviamunn (@oliviamunn) May 21, 2013
Prayers for Oklahoma. We will be there tomorrow morning #TODAYShow
— Savannah Guthrie (@SavannahGuthrie) May 20, 2013
Sending thoughts & prayers out 2 the families impacted by today's tornado in OKC. My heart is w/ u. #PrayForOklahoma
— Fergie (@Fergie) May 20, 2013
Pray. That's all we an do. Pray for peace for Oklahoma.
— Miranda Lambert (@mirandalambert) May 20, 2013
Thoughts and prayers to everyone in Oklahoma affected by these devastating tornadoes. Stay Safe! #PrayforOklahoma
— Mandy Moore (@TheMandyMoore) May 20, 2013
Just turned on tv and saw what happened in Oklahoma. So sad. I hope and pray for those affected.
— Kendra Wilkinson (@KendraWilkinson) May 20, 2013