Social media is overflowing with people offering their prayers and support for Nashville, Tennessee, amidst the aftermath of the storm that hit this week. Country star Keith Urban was one of the many celebrities who offered his support during this trying time.
Taking to Instagram and Twitter, Urban offered his "love and prayers” for the people in Tennessee as they work to heal and rebuild their lives after a tornado wreaked havoc in the state. He isn’t the only country musician who has reached out.
Kelsea Ballerini, Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, and many others also took to social media to offer their support and well-wishes. Reports state that many buildings and homes have been destroyed by the storm.
Keith Urban at the American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 19, 2017, in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Emma McIntyre/AMA2017/Getty Images
The popular music venue, The Basement East, was one of those affected. It’s believed that at least 24 people have died from the tragedy, although the number could still go up.
Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter revealed that some of the people who died from the storm were actually sleeping. The tornado hit so quickly that people didn’t even have time to find a safe shelter.
Around 160 people were said to have been injured while many others were still missing. Some people were buried in piles of rubble and wrecked basements.
The governor has put Tennessee under a state of emergency. On Tuesday, rescuers worked through Tennessee’s neighborhoods looking for bodies and survivors.
According to the Nashville Metro Police, at least 40 buildings have collapsed around the city. East Nashville and Germantown were said to be the neighborhoods that were hit the hardest.
The Bridgestone Arena, the Centennial Sportsplex, Edley’s Bar-B-Que East, the Grilled Cheeserie Food Truck, and the Dive Motel have all made offers to the state’s people. Those who need power, pizza, BBQ, grilled cheese sandwiches, or somewhere to meet with family, friends, and neighbors, can reach out to these establishments.
The tragedy has led to people banding together to help and some celebrities have also offered to assist where they can.