In Hermitage, renters found themselves well cared for during the 9-month rebuild for the complex destroyed by the tornado.
The toll of the March 2020 tornadoes is well documented. But at the one-year anniversary, the recovery is harder to quantify — and very much a work in progress.
Several commemorations are taking place this week to remember the deadly and destructive March 2020 tornadoes.
After the tornado, fears rose that North Nashville survivors would be pressured to sell — and some were swarmed with offers. But a year later, some homeowners are well on their way to rebuilding.
A night of storms. 100 miles of chaos. 25 lives lost. Thousands of buildings destroyed. One year later, where are we now?
Rebuilding after a natural disaster is always more emotional than the typical construction project. And it’s especially hard for those in Putnam County who were traumatized by last year’s destructive and deadly EF-4 tornado.
Like many in Cookeville, Randy Pitts has been mourning an unimaginable loss: The 2020 tornado claimed his daughter, son-in-law and grandson. Yet Randy has found that his loss has made him a better counselor as he ministers to his storm-struck community.
Some homes that were flatted by the Super Tuesday tornadoes in Putnam County have been rebuilt. But most are still underway, just getting going or stalled at the starting line.
The night still runs on a loop in my brain, resurfacing too many times a day to count. Especially that particular moment, when the tornado peeled off our roof as I held my son, debris flying, running for the basement. It’s nearly a year later and we’re still not home. So everything reminds me of the storm.
A year after a tornado tore through Germantown, one corner seems stuck in a time warp, where two neighborhood staples have yet to reopen their doors.