Indianapolis, Ind., Mar 5, 2012 / 19:23 pm
Indiana Catholics are committed to helping victims recover from the March 2 outburst of tornadoes that killed at least 13 people in the southern part of the state.
Jane Crady, the disaster response coordinator for Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, has visited several of the worst-hit areas. She said the devastation is comparable to that witnessed in the first day of Hurricane Katrina.
National Weather Service coordinator Bill Whitlock reported “extreme damage” in the area of Henryville, a town of about 3,000 people, while the local sheriff’s office described the town of Marysville, population 1,900, as “completely gone” in an interview with WTHR.
Aside from the damage to Henryville there are eight or ten towns that were hit just as badly, Crady said in a March 5 interview with CNA.