Yesterday's (May 20) tornado that ripped through the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore is a painful reminder to all just how powerful Mother Nature can be. According to ABC News, the two-mile wide twister has killed at least 24 people, an esitmate which was just lowered by the medical examiner from the original estimate of 91. Tragically, seven of those casualties are children as the tornado tore through two elementary schools yesterday afternoon.

OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder was especially shaken by the events, as he is a native of Tulsa, Okla. himself. He posted:

Nicki Minaj took to their Twitter accounts to let those affected know they were in the thoughts of the rest of country.

You can help those affected by texting REDCROSS to 90999 to donate to the Oklahoma City Red Cross. Our thoughts continue to be with the town of Moore, Okla. in this trying time.