The Oklahoma City Thunder stand attended for the National Anthem before Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs against the Houston Rockets at Chesapeake Energy Arena on April 21, 2013 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Oklahoma City Thunder players have taken to their social media accounts to show their support in the wake of a devastating tornado that ripped through the suburbs of Oklahoma City.

The tornado was estimated to be at least a half-mile wide, and The National Weather Service issued initial findings that the tornado was an EF-4, the second most powerful type of twister.

The current confirmed death toll is at 24, reports NBC News.com.  Officials say the death toll may rise as cleanup begins.

The NBA stars tweeted and posted encouraging messages to their Instagram accounts.

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