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Hurricane Irene Disrupts Irene’s Wedding In Connecticut

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) - Sunday is the big day for Irene, not the hurricane, but Irene Rios of West Haven, Connecticut. She was supposed to have her wedding at the Savin Rock Conference Center but not anymore.

“At first, I thought ‘Oh, it’ll never come up here. Hurricanes don’t really come to Connecticut. We might get a little rain, but no problem,'” Rios said. “But then as watched all of the many weather reports and realized how extreme this would be, it was quite serious.”

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Rios and her fiance David Knauf, the director of health for Darien, are still getting married. However, they will not be changing the date, just the location — they will tie the knot in their living room.

They’re working to reschedule the reception, but have scrapped the honeymoon.

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Everybody remembers their wedding, but this one will sure be different.

“We’re certainly going to have our batteries charged for the cameras and everything else. We’re going to want to preserve it all,” said Knauf.

“I will never forget this day that’s coming on Sunday for the obvious reasons – love and commitment and a lifetime of happiness together, but now we have another Irene joining us and hopefully she’ll leave very, very quickly,” said Rios.

The last hurricane to hit the state was Bob in 1991.

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