With All the news of tornadoes this week, we found out our buddy Blake Shelton witnessed one firsthand!
According to the Boot.com Blake Shelton says:
“I was at my house and you could tell it was kind of getting dark outside,” Blake says, “I turned on the TV and saw that there was a storm moving in. I’m kind of a nerd when it comes to this, but the local volunteer fire department gave me one of their radios so I could hear what they’re doing. I turned on the radio and the more I listened about this storm, the more I realized that there was a tornado in it. It was coming, literally, directly to my house. Being the smart guy that I am, I walked outside and stood in the driveway so I could see it.”
“I had a couple of friends with me,” Blake continues. “They were there filming a turkey hunt, and we actually filmed the tornado when it came out of the sky. It was only about a mile-and-a-half from my house. It touched the ground for a minute and moved east. Ultimately, it ended up going through Tushka, Okla. Once it moved past my house and got out on the prairie, it just gained a lot of momentum and got stronger and stronger, and I think it ended up killing two people out there and destroyed the school. I drove through there, and it was amazing the damage it had done.”
Both Blake Shelton and Reba McEntire live or were born near the areas affected by the deadly tornados. They have both graciously hosted fund raising concerts this week to benefit folks who were affected by the storms. According to the Boot: In addition to the proceeds raised from the concert, fans can text “OKGIVE” to 27722 to make a one-time $10 donation, which will be added to their monthly cell phone bill. Funds will be donated to the mGive Foundation for the benefit of the Tushka Disaster Relief Fund.