When a natural disaster strikes, communities and people from all over do everything they can to help those in need. Late Monday night into this morning, devastating tornados touched down in East Nashville and Middle Tennessee causing serious damage in many counties. Nashville tornado survivors gain massive support from celebs who are showing off their strong Tennessee roots. 

One tornado touched down in downtown Nashville, collapsing about 40 buildings and stayed on the ground for about 10 miles into East Nashville.

The affected counties include Mount Juliet, Wilson County and Cookeville. Germantown and East Nashville suffered the most damage. 

Officials in Nashville say more than 42,000 homes are without power today and the fatality number is up to 19 and is rising. 

Celebrities including Reese Witherspoon, Jake Owen, Ryan Secrest, Dierks Bentley, Scotty McCreery and many others that call this city their home or "second home," have tweeted their support and are praying for everyone in the city.

Reese Witherspoon tweeted this morning, "Praying for everyone in Nashville and Middle Tennessee dealing with the aftermath of last night’s tornado. I’m just heartbroken and saying special prayers for the families who lost loved ones. Please stay safe."

The Nashville Predators stated, "Dear Smashville Fam, We love you and we want to help. We will be serving pizza at @BrdgstoneArena beginning at 11 a.m. for all those affected by last night's storm. Please feel welcome to come and bring anyone who needs it. Love, Us."

People are even offering to volunteer at the arena to help hand out pizza and give their assistance wherever it is needed. 

Country singer Jake Owen tweeted, "I’m thankful for the well wishes here in Nashville from everyone. There are people that have lost loved ones and their homes. We as NASHVILLE will stand together and help anyone and everyone in need. That’s why I’m proud to live here and call it home."

Emergency shelters have opened all over downtown Nashville and surrounding areas to help those who still don't have a place to go after the disaster this morning

Even people who are not from Tennessee are sending supplies and water to overcome the disaster.


 

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