Double strike: Tornado, virus push Tennesseans to the limit

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A nighttime tornado crushed Jose Cojom’s house and nearly killed him and his family. Then the new coronavirus stole his job as a restaurant cook. The business is closed and his family’s future is in limbo. Like thousands of others in Middle Tennessee, Cojom has been hit with a double strike of adversity. Area residents reeling from a series of twisters that tore through the region shortly after midnight on March 3 are now confronting life in the age of coronavirus. Tornado recovery has been complicated in many ways by COVID-19, the virus that’s turned into a global pandemic.