Pregnant newlywed, 28, evacuated from flooded home to church where she married ...

Pregnant newlywed, 28, who was forced to flee her home from devastating flood finds refuge in church where she got married six weeks ago Katie Cuckoo was evacuated this week to Priory Church in Snaith, East Yorkshire  The staff nurse married husband Scott, 36, in the same church six weeks ago Her parents Stuart and Sue Ryder were also affected by rising flood waters  Many residents were evacuated on Wednesday as the River Aire burst its banks

By Shari Miller For Mailonline

Published: 12:54 GMT, 1 March 2020 | Updated: 15:35 GMT, 1 March 2020

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A pregnant newlywed has spoken of the ‘surreal’ moment she returned to the church where she married just six weeks ago to seek shelter from the devastating floods that have ravaged her town. 

Katie Cuckoo, 28, was among dozens of evacuees who sought refuge in the Priory Church in Snaith, East Yorkshire, after she was forced out of her home.

The last time Katie visited the ancient church was six weeks ago to say her vows to husband Scott, 36.

Flood victims Katie Cuckoo, who is pregnant, and her parents Stuart and Sue Ryder sought refuge in Priory Church in Snaith, East Yorkshire, just six weeks after Katie's wedding there

Flood victims Katie Cuckoo, who is pregnant, and her parents Stuart and Sue Ryder sought refuge in Priory Church in Snaith, East Yorkshire, just six weeks after Katie's there

She was back in the church this week after the floods which devastated the town engulfed her garden in George Street and threatened to invade her home.

Firefighters, coastguard and Environment Agency officials evacuated the staff nurse as water levels rose for a third day in a row.

Katie, who is 11 weeks pregnant, had nowhere else to go but the sanctity of the church, which is located just a stone's throw from the encroaching waters.

She joined the scores of evacuees

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