TLC stars Jill Duggar and her husband Derick Dillard have revealed tornados devastated their town.

Over Memorial Day weekend, a deadly tornado hit parts of Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.

Jill Duggar and her husband Derick Dillard revealed they 'are okay' after tornados 'ripped through our area' in Arkansas

Jill Duggar and her husband Derick Dillard revealed they ‘are okay’ after tornados ‘ripped through our area’ in ArkansasCredit: Instagram/ jillmdillard
Destroyed homes are seen after a deadly tornado rolled through Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas  in May 2024

Destroyed homes are seen after a deadly tornado rolled through Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas in May 2024Credit: AP

In an Instagram Story, Jill, 32, and Derick, 35, issued a joint statement about how the twisters “ripped through our area.”

The couple spent most of the night awake as the force pummeled homes and knocked out power lines.

“Thankfully, we are okay, but friends and some family weren’t so fortunate,” their statement read.

“We are praying for those affected.”

“Tornadoes missed us by a few miles,” they concluded.

The Story also included emojis of a tornado and two red exclamation points.

THE DEVASTATION

On Saturday night, a tornado wreaked havoc on an area near a mobile home park in Cooke County, Texas.

At least 18 deaths have been reported across the US, according to the Associated Press.

Cooke County sheriff Ray Sappington confirmed two children – one who was two years old and another who was five years old – were among the dead.

The severe storms also resulted in about 20 injuries in the area.

Duggar Family Tree

How many children and grandchildren do Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar have?

  • Jim Bob and Michelle are parents to 19 children
  • The couple has nine girls and 10 boys and all of their children have names that begin with the letter J
  • Joshua, Jana, John-David, Jill, Jessa, Jinger, Joseph, Josiah, Joy-Anna, Jedidiah, Jeremiah, Jason, James, Justin, Jackson, Johannah, Jennifer, Jordyn-Grace, and Josie, were all raised in the family home in Tontitown, Arkansas

“We do have five confirmed dead, but sadly, we think that that number is probably going to go up,” the sheriff told reporters.

“There’s nothing left of this house. It’s just a trail of debris left. The devastation is pretty severe.”

Four deaths have been confirmed by officials in Oklahoma and Arkansas, two in each state, the outlet reported.

Hundreds of thousands of civilians remain without power, according to poweroutage.us.

By Sunday afternoon, over 164,000 were reported without power in Kentucky, more than 102,000 in Arkansas, and over 55,000 in Texas.

Photos of the damage caused by the storms display mangled power lines, demolished vehicles, and buildings torn apart.

THE FUNERAL

The tornado damage came just weeks after the couple held a funeral for their daughter Isla, who died in stillbirth. 

In late April, Jill and Derek shared heartbreaking photos of the funeral service as they laid their daughter to rest.

They also set up a table with baby clothes, cards, books, toys, and blankets to memorialize their youngest child.

“Isla Marie, our baby girl. We will love you forever & hold you in our hearts until we hold you in heaven,” Jill wrote.

The Counting On alums are also the parents of three sons: Israel, 9, Samuel, 6, and Frederick, 21 months.

Jill Duggar shared a photo of Derick with their rarely-seen son Freddy, Israel, and Samuel

Jill Duggar shared a photo of Derick with their rarely-seen son Freddy, Israel, and SamuelCredit: Instagram/ jillmdillard
In the aftermath of the tornado, buildings were torn apart and power lines were down in Oklahoma in May 2024

In the aftermath of the tornado, buildings were torn apart and power lines were down in Oklahoma in May 2024Credit: AP



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