Aussie Rugby League star Josh Jackson was set to marry his high school sweetheart on Saturday night, but the marriage has been delayed until next week because of the threat of a tornado.
The couple had hoped to wed in the state of Queensland on Friday, but a storm brought rain and mud and forced the event to be moved to Canberra.
Josh’s fiancee Rachel Phelan said she had been expecting to wed for “days” and was “just a little bit surprised” when she got the news on Friday morning.
“I think the last few days have been really stressful because it’s been very windy, it’s very hot,” Ms Phela said.
“It’s just been really hard to get to know each other, so it’s really been quite hard to go through with it.”
Queensland is the worst-affected state in Australia with an estimated 3,200 confirmed tornado deaths and nearly 700,000 homes damaged.
But Queensland’s premier Mike Baird said the Queensland Government would not have to take on any additional debt in the event of a severe weather event.
“We’ll continue to put the financial pressure on ourselves, but there’s no need to do that right now,” he said.
The Queensland Government says it has been working closely with the Queensland Police, the Queensland Emergency Management Agency and other government agencies to ensure residents and businesses are prepared for potential damage.
“Our thoughts are with the families of those who lost their lives,” Mr Baird said.
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