As the world continues to learn new details of the horrifying EF4 tornado that devastated large portions of Oklahoma yesterday, celebrities local to the area have been offering support and condolences - in particular to the shattered city of Moore.

"This storm has devastated the community that I grew up in," said country singer Toby Keith, whose name appears on the Moore water tower. "I rode my bike through those neighborhoods. I have family and friends in Moore. My heart and prayers go to those that have lost so much. But Moore is strong and we will persevere. God be with you all."

In an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper yesterday, Keith also praised the meteorologists and forecasters of Oklahoma for saving countless lives.

"Oklahoma's really good," he said. "Great meteorologists. Have great weather centers and they prepare you for this. The numbers could be much much higher."

Carrie Underwood, born in Muskogee, Okla., also expressed heartbreak at the news, tweeting: "Growing up in tornado alley, you always know what could doesn't change how devastating it is when something does happen. I'm thinking about and praying for my beautiful home state and the people in it tonight."

Some additional tweets of support from celebs around the web:

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Celebs react to Oklahoma tornado devastation, offer support
Oklahoma natives Carrie Underwood and Toby Keith express condolences and share ways to help.