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High tides cause havoc for those living close to Chesapeake Bay

Posted at 6:13 PM, Oct 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-14 18:13:28-04

KENT ISLAND, Md. — This weekend high tides caused havoc for those living close to the Chesapeake Bay.

Route 18 on Kent island was shut down for long periods of time Saturday and Sunday and restaurants and business were flooded like Shore Tackle on Kent island.

As the tide was rolling in, Geneva Harrison and Ben Schaffle were getting ready to get married at an outdoor wedding at the Kent Island Yacht Club. This wedding has been on Geneva's mind for sometime.

At the Yacht Club, everything was set to a T, including extra chairs around the fire pit to enjoy a beautiful moon lit night.

They had to transfer the wedding party to the back of a box truck. It was the only high clearance vehicle that they had around that could make it throughout the parking lot of the yacht club.

So an event that took a couple of days to set up outside had to be rearranged in minutes.

"They had to kind of pull the plug and move everything outside to redo everything and set up inside," said one of the attendees.

That near disaster didn't ruin the night or tarnish the luster of her wedding ring.

The only time they were able to use their tent was at the end of night when the tide pulled back and a full moon dance under the tent ended the evening and started a life time together that they surely will remember how it began.