Offbeat Woman Delivers Her Own Baby During Hurricane Irma After Authorities Can't Reach Her

11:55  11 september  2017
11:55  11 september  2017 Source:   Inside Edition

Roommates Bring Their Horses Inside Their House During Hurricane Irma

  Roommates Bring Their Horses Inside Their House During Hurricane Irma "We live in a concrete house so we knew our house would be okay," said barrel racer Georgia Mott, 19. Two horses found shelter in the laundry room of their owners’ home as Hurricane Irma was slated to destroy their barn.Georgia Mott, 19, and her roommate Taittyn Fischer, 18, of Okeechobee County didn’t want to risk their horses Goose and Dixie by leaving them out in the storm.“We live in a concrete house so we knew our house would be okay,” Mott, a barrel racer, told InsideEdition.com. “To keep the horses safe, we thought it would be a better idea to put the horses in the laundry room.

A woman delivered her own baby in Miami on Sunday as Hurricane Irma began slamming Florida, preventing paramedics from reaching the mom. The unidentified woman reportedly called 911 after she went into labor, but paramedics couldn’ t get to her due to the hurricane -force winds in the area.

A woman delivered her own baby in Miami on Sunday as Hurricane Irma began slamming Florida, preventing paramedics from reaching the mom. A Florida man’s joke about shooting at Hurricane Irma went viral, prompting a police response.

Woman Delivers Her Own Baby During Hurricane Irma After Authorities Can't Reach Her: Hospital staff walked her through the delivery over the phone. © Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Hospital staff walked her through the delivery over the phone.

A woman delivered her own baby in Miami on Sunday as Hurricane Irma began slamming Florida, preventing paramedics from reaching the mom.

The unidentified woman reportedly called 911 after she went into labor, but paramedics couldn’t get to her due to the hurricane-force winds in the area.

Doctors at Jackson Health System reportedly coached the woman through the delivery.

The city of Miami tweeted about the impromptu birth.

“We weren't able to respond. So she delivered the placenta, also. Dispatch told her how to tie it off. She's stable at home,” Assistant Fire Chief Eloy Garcia told the Miami Herald. "We made contact with the assistant medical director here. Talked things through."

The woman and her baby girl were taken to Jackson Hospital later in the morning when conditions were safe enough for authorities to reach her.

Although Hurricane Irma is not expected to hit Miami straight on as previously predicted, the storm was still pummeling the city with high winds. Miami-Dade Police urged residents to stay indoors as they would not respond to calls for service.

Irma made landfall at Cudjoe Key in the lower Florida Keys in the early hours of Sunday morning, reports said.

More than 1.1 million customers across Florida were without power as of Sunday morning.

Emera teams from Nova Scotia heading south to be on hurricane standby .
Emera teams from Nova Scotia heading south to be on hurricane standby Nova Scotia Power's parent company says it's sending teams from the province to have help at the ready in Florida and the Bahamas as Hurricane Irma moves through the region. The Halifax-based company, which owns a subsidiary in Tampa, Fl. and has stakes in Caribbean utilties, has already sent a small team of field supervisors to Grand Bahama island, according to spokesperson Simon Couper. A team of 45 will be sent by Emera Utility Services to Atlanta, Ga.

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