The tornado ripped through several Arabi neighborhoods March 22, killing one man, destroying 40 homes and severely damaging more than 100 others in neighborhoods submerged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Destruction is a new and difficult sight for Church of the Assumption parishioner Mark Cassman to see. Just two days prior to the Tennessee tornadoes, the church had welcomed parishioners for Sunday Mass. Now a sign on the door warns them to stay away.
The historic Church of the Assumption in Nashville’s Germantown neighborhood was one of a number of churches and other buildings that suffered significant damage early March 3 when a tornado cut a swath of destruction through the city that stretched for miles.