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.
Praying for the victims of the Tornadoes in OKC these last few days..Everybody stay safe!
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) May 20, 2013
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) May 21, 2013
Pray for Oklahoma.
— Royce Young (@royceyoung) May 20, 2013
Please come out tomorrow and donate at Anthony David Platinum by Quail Springs Mall 10am 5pm
— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) May 21, 2013
— Serge Ibaka (@sergeibaka) May 20, 2013
Please pray for the people in OKC. A lot of families lives changed from the tornados aftermath. ?☝
— Ronnie Brewer (@RonnieBrewerJr) May 20, 2013
Oklahoma is strong and we'll come together and help those in need. I have great faith in my hometown and know we'll do anything to help….
— Daniel Orton (@D_Orton33) May 21, 2013
— B I G (@HasheemTheDream) May 20, 2013
Pray for Okc
— Perry Jones III (@Perry_Jones1) May 20, 2013
? Thoughts and Prayers to all affected by the tornado today.
— Thabo Sefolosha (@ThaboSefolosha) May 20, 2013
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