#PrayForArkansas – Justin Moore, Darius Rucker + More Offer Prayers to Families Affected by Tornadoes
Over a dozen people in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Iowa were killed after a wave of storms and tornadoes tore through south-central United States on Sunday. Many of the deaths were in Faulkner County, Ark., as a powerful twister flipped cars and tore through houses. Justin Moore — a native of Poyen, Ark., about one hour south — was one of a number of country stars to offer prayers on Sunday night and Monday.
Heavy storms touched lives in Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi on Sunday, continuing east on Monday morning. The Weather Channel reports that there were 14 deaths in Arkansas, a number revised from 16. The community is still taking stock of the buildings and homes damaged. “Utter devestation” and “war zone” are how some are describing the aftermath. A spokesman for the governor of Arkansas said one tornado was at least a half-mile wide.
In Kansas, tornadoes ripped through Baxter Springs and Quapaw. Baxter Springs is where Rascal Flatts‘ guitarist Joe Don Rooney was born, and he shared his concern on Twitter early Monday morning.
As of now the storm has not been rated. That will take until Tuesday or Wednesday.
Thoughts and prayers with my AR folks affected by the weather today. So sad. God bless…
— Justin Moore (@JustinColeMoore) April 28, 2014
My prayers go out to all those hit by th awful weather. Much love and God bless!!
— Darius Rucker (@dariusrucker) April 28, 2014
— Craig Morgan (@cmorganmusic) April 28, 2014
This weather is scary! Prayers for everyone affected by these awful storms. Brings me back to the Nashville flood.
— David Nail (@davidnail) April 28, 2014
My thoughts & prayers are with my family & friends & others affected by last nights storms that hit KS, MO, OK & AR.
— Joe Don Rooney (@JoeDonRooney) April 28, 2014
Heavy heart for the folks in Arkansas this morning. Praying
— Chris Janson (@janson_chris) April 28, 2014
Praying for all those already hit by the tornadoes & storms and those in the path of them.
— Rodney Atkins (@RodneyAtkins) April 28, 2014
Mornin y'all. Sending up prayer to all those affected by the tornados. It's scary weather out there. Be safe.
— James Otto (@jamesotto) April 28, 2014
Thoughts and prayers going out to those who were effected by last nights storms. Just seeing pics now. Devastating
— Jo Dee Messina (@jodeemessina) April 28, 2014