Everyone is thinking of Nashville today after a tornado blew through the area this morning causing severe damage and fatalities.

According to The Boot, the tornado ripped through East Nashville and Germantown areas of the city just after 1 a.m. Tuesday morning. The Tennessean reports that more than 40 buildings have collapsed with others sustaining damage. The death toll continued to rise throughout the morning as emergency crews surveyed the area. Currently, 22 deaths have been reported as of 2:00 p.m. Tuesday. Brain and Courtlin spoke with Nashville radio host Sam Alex this morning about the devastation. You can hear Sam share his family's experience, as well as how Nashville is responding in the  interview here:

Many organizations are gathering donations and volunteers to help out Music City. You can donate by texting "RedCross" to the number 90999. Our hearts are with you Nashville.