Matthew crashes newlyweds' island honeymoon

A Baltimore couple felt the wrath of the storm at the worst time.

A newlywed couple from Baltimore are sharing their story of survival after being stranded in the Bahamas on their honeymoon. The two say they went down to the front lobby when they felt their hotel room in Nassau start shaking.
 
As conditions deteriorated outside, Dave and Amanda Jenkins say the situation inside their room wasn’t much better. They got nervous when the crown molding in their room started separating from the wall.
 
“I think at that point we were in the worst of the hurricane,” said Amanda Jenkins. “We had 118-120 mile an hour winds.”
 
Dave and Amanda went downstairs to report what they were seeing, only to return back to their room to find one of the walls missing.
 
“I was freaking out,” said Amanda.  “Dave was trying to get out stuff and I was like 'just leave it! I just want to make sure we make it out.'"
 
Conditions weren’t much better down in the front lobby. Overall, the Jenkins say their honeymoon has been much more about survival.
 
“At this point we’re just trying to get home,” said Amanda.
 
We’re hearing the earliest Dave and Amanda might make it home would be on Saturday if they can get on a flight. The latest forecast models loop the hurricane back south, taking it near Nassau once again by early next week.
 

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