While Hundreds of Thousands are Evacuating Because of Hurricane Matthew, a Florida Couple Wants to Have Their Outside Wedding
Although Hurricane Matthew has forced evacuations all across the Southeast coast of the U.S., a Florida couple plans to continue with their October wedding.
A Florida couple wants to get married in early October on the beach, but it looks like Hurricane Matthew is going to disrupt their dream day.
According to ABC News, Ryan Gordon and Jamie Gurnavage plan on having their special day at the Ocean Landing Resort in Cocoa Beach.
They plan on having “some type of ceremony,” Gurnavage said, “whatever kind of ceremony that will be.”
A Knot’s 2014 Real Weddings Study shows that the average number of wedding guests is around 136 people. Unfortunately, it will probably be difficult for the couple to get that many people to commit to an outside wedding when such dangerous weather conditions are affecting the country and the world.
As of October 7, a state of emergency has been declared in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina.
“I just want to emphasize to everybody that this is still a really dangerous hurricane,” said President Barack Obama. “That the potential for storm surge, flooding, loss of life, and severe property damage continues to exist. Pay attention to what your local officials are telling you. If they tell you to evacuate, you need to get out of there and move to higher ground.”
According to The New York Times, South Carolina Governor Nikki R Haley has already evacuated over 300,000 people with a goal of at least 500,000.
“It’s getting worse,” Haley said at a news conference Friday morning. “We are looking at major storm surges, we are looking at major winds. We need to encourage our family, friends, and neighbors to understand: It’s not worth risking your life to see if you can ride out a storm.”
In Haiti, as Independent reports, at least 572 people have lost their lives as a result of Hurricane Matthew.