Devastating Nashville Tornados: Talent Show Alums Check In

Deadly tornadoes hit Tennessee overnight on Tuesday (March 3). At least 25 people were killed, some in their beds, authorities said. From the Associated Press:

The twisters that struck in the hours after midnight shredded more than 140 buildings and buried people in piles of rubble and wrecked basements. The storms moved so quickly that many people in their path could not flee to safer areas.

One twister wrecked homes and businesses across a 10-mile (16 kilometer) stretch of Nashville that included parts of downtown. It smashed more than three dozen buildings, including destroying the tower and stained glass of a historic church. Another tornado damaged more than 100 structures along a 2-mile (3.2-kilometer) path of destruction in Putnam County, wiping some homes from their foundations and depositing the wreckage far away.

Many of our singing show favorites live in and around Nashville, and so far it appears everyone is fine.  Carrie Underwood, embarking on book tour, told Today that she and her family hid in a safe room during the storm.

If you need help, or looking to get help, check out this piece in the Nashville Scene. Thoughts and prayers go  out to everyone who are affected by the devastation.

Check out reactions from singing show alums below:

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