Panhandle Wedding Just Beats Dennis, But Couple Can't Escape Emily

An Atlanta couple says they drove through rains because of Tropical Storm Cindy so they could get married in Niceville just a day before Hurricane Dennis hit the Florida Panhandle.

But as newlyweds, Christopher and Barry Murphy honeymooned in Mexico, they were evacuated just before Hurricane Emily struck the Yucatan Peninsula last week. They spent about 30 hours in a makeshift shelter at a dilapidated school, guarded by machine-gun toting Mexican militia. They finally flew back to Atlanta last week.

Barry Murphy says her husband jokes that if they ever have twins, they'd name them Dennis and Emily, but she has a different attitude. She says she never wants to hear those names again.


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