“Sarah is depressed,” he said. “I told her she’s alive, be thankful. It’ll get better. Things could’ve been worse.”
According to Indahl, the couple is cash strapped. He said Sarah did an internship until August, and then she took care of Tony. Brian is a professional photographer. Indahl said he’s helping as much as he can, and Misty Stutzman, choir teacher at South Knox High School and a friend of Indahl’s, collected and contributed $150 toward their expenses.
“I named it the ‘Rain or Shine Fund,’” Indahl said.
“I’ve already decided to turn the house over to them and they can fix it up, but they’ll need $20,000 to $30,000 to start up.”
He said there’s a fear among New Yorkers now that another superstorm will strike next year around the same because Hurricane Irene hit the area almost a year ago to the day from this year’s Superstorm Sandy. Indahl said he believes global warming is behind weather disasters that seem to be more and more prevalent. However, he won’t forecast future catastrophic weather events.
“I made three predictions the first week in June: that the president would be elected again, the stock market would drop 300 points the day after the election, and there’d be a natural disaster worse than Katrina,” Indahl said. “All three came true, so I’m not making any more predictions now. I wish I hadn’t made those predictions.”