Tuesday (March 3) was supposed to be a day of excitement for Carrie Underwood. It’s the day her new book, Find Your Path: Honor Your Body, Fuel Your Soul, and Get Strong with the Fit52 Life, was finally released.
Carrie traveled to NYC for a day full of promotion and interviews. She was looking forward to the day and the subsequent book tour, writing on Instagram, “…can’t wait!”
Carrie got out of Nashville right before a powerful storm tore through the city and middle Tennessee in general. The storm generated at least one tornado, which struck Nashville and destroyed dozens of structures.
Reports vary on the number of people killed because of the tornado, but as of press time, the reported death toll has been as high as 19.
BREAKING: Nashville mayor, area sheriffs confirm unspecified number of deaths after tornadoes shred buildings across Tennessee. https://t.co/gTuEEdRNKI
— The Associated Press (@AP) March 3, 2020
Carrie was understandably concerned about her husband, Mike Fisher, and their two sons, Isaiah (age five) and Jacob (age 13 months). When speaking with TODAY on Tuesday morning, she said she was already in NYC at the time of the storm, so Mike was home alone with the boys.
She told TODAY Mike had to go upstairs to wake their sons and carry them down to a “safe room” around two in the morning. “I bet everyone was crying,” she said.
Thankfully, Carrie said Mike, Isaiah, and Jacob are all safe. Check out the clip below to hear her talk about their experience with the storm.
Carrie Underwood talks about her husband and kids being in Nashville when the tornado hit last night.
"He said he had to go upstairs at 2am and grab the boys to take them down (to) a little safe room in our house. I bet everyone was crying." pic.twitter.com/Ny8Yy5b8Uj
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) March 3, 2020
As Carrie said in her interview with TODAY, at this point, it seems everyone is simply trying to asses the damage and check in with loved ones.
If you’d like to help those who were affected by the tornado, here’s one way to donate:
- The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has established a fund to help. You can donate to that fund here.
The United Way is also collecting donations. Those who wish to donate to its relief fund can do so in a few ways:
- By texting RELIEF2020 to 41444
- By visiting http://igfn.us/f/20z0/n
- By sending a check to P.O. Box 330056, Murfreesboro, TN, 37133 (please write RELIEF2020 on the memo line)
We’re so relieved to hear that Carrie, Mike, Isaiah, and Jacob are safe after the tornado came through Nashville. Our prayers go out to all who lost homes and loved ones as a result of the storm.