Stars from Oklahoma react to tornado tragedy

Stars from Oklahoma react to tornado tragedy

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by Jessica Derschowitz

CBS News

Posted on May 22, 2013 at 6:54 AM

Updated Friday, Nov 22 at 6:15 PM

(CBS) -- Stars took to Twitter to share their reactions to news of the deadly tornado that struck Moore, Okla., on Monday, but the tragedy hit close to home for a number of celebrities who hail from the Sooner State.

Carrie Underwood, who grew up in Checotah, Okla., is among those who spoke out. Other stars from Oklahoma who tweeted about the tragedy include Reba McEntire, Toby Keith, Blake Shelton (who shares a home there with wife Miranda Lambert), Olivia Munn, Alfre Woodard and Dr. Phil McGraw of “Dr. Phil.”

Here’s what they had to say:

Carrie Underwood said: Growing up in tornado alley, you always know what could happen...it doesn’t change how devastating it is when something does happen.

Reba McEntire said: All my prayers go out to the folks in Oklahoma dealing with these tornados. Stay safe everyone!!!!

Miranda Lambert: Pray. That’s all we can do. Pray for peace for Oklahoma.

Blake Shelton: Just landed in LA and hearing about all the tornados in Oklahoma right now... Get somewhere safe!!!

Olivia Munn: The devastation through my home state of Oklahoma is staggering. All of my prayers are w/the victims, especially all those little kids. XOX

Alfre Woodard: Okla, where the folks will give U the shirt off their backs. Now it’s our turn.

Dr. Phil: Life can change in an instant. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and first responders of the Oklahoma tragedy.
 

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