East coast blizzard hits close to home for Indianapolis couple - 13 WTHR Indianapolis

East coast blizzard hits close to home for Indianapolis couple

Posted: Updated:
  • HeadlinesHeadlinesMore>>

  • A warm pattern takes over

    A warm pattern takes over

    Saturday, April 19 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-04-19 21:44:21 GMT
    It will be a quiet and calm evening with light breezes out of the east and temperatures will fall into the mid 40's. Easter Sunrise is at 7:00am and the temperature will be around 46 degrees.More >>
    It will be a quiet and calm evening with light breezes out of the east and temperatures will fall into the mid 40's. Easter Sunrise is at 7:00am and the temperature will be around 46 degrees.More >>
  • Man with autism reported missing

    Man with autism reported missing

    Saturday, April 19 2014 5:35 PM EDT2014-04-19 21:35:56 GMT
    Jerome Parks, 23, was last seen around 3:00 p.m. at a group home in the 5100 block of Guion Road on the northwest side, according to authorities. He is described as 5'7" tall, weighing 180 pounds with black hair.More >>
    Jerome Parks, 23, was last seen around 3:00 p.m. at a group home in the 5100 block of Guion Road on the northwest side, according to authorities. He is described as 5'7" tall, weighing 180 pounds with black hair.More >>
  • Ball State football Spring Scrimmage in the books

    Ball State football Spring Scrimmage in the books

    Saturday, April 19 2014 4:49 PM EDT2014-04-19 20:49:51 GMT
    With a modified scoring system, the defense defeated the offense by a 44-22 margin for head coach Pete Lembo, who will be in his fourth season at the helm in 2014.More >>
    With a modified scoring system, the defense defeated the offense by a 44-22 margin for head coach Pete Lembo, who will be in his fourth season at the helm in 2014.More >>
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -

It's being called a historic blizzard. While local agencies and utility companies prepare to offer assistance and services to the northeast after the massive storm blows through Saturday, one local volunteer is already there.

The sights and sounds of Superstorm Sandy are still fresh as thousands of people along the northeast coast suffered a heavy blow that swept away homes and livelihoods.

"The devastation at that time was just heartbreaking to see," said Ron Davault, a Red Cross volunteer.

And Davault saw it from the front lines. He's a Red Cross volunteer from central Indiana who was there then and just happens to be back now, three months later, still providing critical help to Sandy victims. Now a new disaster brings along new worries.

"It's already hampering our efforts in terms of slowing us down of meeting with clients. We pulled everyone in off the road and closed our headquarters," said Davault.

Ron Davault is stationed near New Brunswick, NJ in the northern part of the state. Right now, the models are calling for a up to six inches of snow. That could be just enough to alter his mission and it's more than enough to concern his wife here at home who suddenly has a big interest in New Jersey weather.

See a state by state look at the storm.

"He was supposed to come home this weekend. But, it's like, oh my gosh, he may not be home next weekend. It may be longer that he's there," said Marcia Davault.

While Ron and Marcia Davault are committed to the cause. They know how to make the best of a challenging situation.

"He doesn't have a shovel and I'm sure he doesn't have a scraper and he has a tiny little rental car, so he doesn't have the resources we have here. I picture hot cocoa, a fire, and a sled, but I don't think that's what he's in for," laughed Marcia.

"Well, we'll be safe. She needn't worry about that and I will miss seeing her lovely face for Valentine's Day, so we'll have to postpone that," said Ron.

See pictures of the storm from Boston.

The American Red Cross of Greater Indianapolis has several volunteers already on the east coast still helping with the Sandy recovery.

Storm blog@

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Friends, colleagues remember life of slain IMPD officer

    Friends, colleagues remember life of slain IMPD officer

    Saturday, April 19 2014 12:34 PM EDT2014-04-19 16:34:23 GMT
    Picture provided by familyPicture provided by family
    The influence of an IMPD officer killed by her ex-husband in a murder-suicide went far beyond the police department. Neighbors and those who worked with Ofc. Kimberlee Carmack are still trying to understandMore >>
    The influence of an IMPD officer killed by her ex-husband in a murder-suicide went far beyond the police department.More >>
  • Franklin mom visited by phony CPS workers

    Franklin mom visited by phony CPS workers

    Thursday, April 17 2014 8:11 AM EDT2014-04-17 12:11:37 GMT
    A Franklin woman is warning other mothers after she says two people came to her house and threatened to take her children.More >>
    A Franklin woman is warning other mothers after she says two people came to her house and threatened to take her children.More >>
  • Murder-suicide tragedy rare, but followed pattern

    Murder-suicide tragedy rare, but followed pattern

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:49 PM EDT2014-04-19 03:49:46 GMT
    The domestic violence case that ended in the murder-suicide of two IMPD officers reveals a serious danger for police officers that goes far beyond the risks they face each day in the line of duty.More >>
    The domestic violence case that ended in the murder-suicide of two IMPD officers reveals a serious danger for police officers that goes far beyond the risks they face each day in the line of duty.More >>
Powered by WorldNow