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Goldsithney honeymooners caught in 'Frankenstorm'

By The Cornishman  |  Posted: November 01, 2012

The collapsed crane two blocks from Emma and Drew's hotel is visible on top of the skyscraper in the background.

The collapsed crane two blocks from Emma and Drew's hotel is visible on top of the skyscraper in the background.

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A GOLDSITHNEY couple celebrating their honeymoon stateside have been caught up in what newspapers have dubbed Frankenstorm.

Emma Jarvis and Drew Davies tied the knot at Land's End on October 20 before jetting off to the Big Apple for a relaxing holiday.

Emma said they had a great time until Hurricane Sandy hit and left them stranded.

She said: "We were due to fly out on October 29 with Virgin. Flights have been delayed as JFK is flooded. There were winds of 90mph and plenty of rain."

Emma said the storm had been frightening and had wreaked devastation on the city.

"A crane has collapsed two blocks from us, most of the coast has been flooded and is under 6 to 10ft of water. The city has closed down, shops shut, trees down and debris everywhere," she said.

"Very frightening. The city looks like a ghost town with shops, restaurants, subways and bus services all closed down due to the storm.

"It is such a horrific state for the authorities to clean up after and they are saying power could be off in some places for up to ten days."

The newlyweds, who are directors of South West Play netmakers in Newlyn, are anxious to get back to their business and friends as well as family.

The couple were provisionally booked to fly home last night as The Cornishman went to press but Emma was doubtful that it would happen.

She said: "Our honeymoon up until the storm has been absolutely amazing. We managed to see all the main sights and do lots of excursions."

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