Hurricane Sandy-miracle: couple survive superstorm to welcome a baby boy

A miracle flourishes in Hurricane Sandy: couple survive superstorm and enclosed ambulance to welcome a baby boy in evacuation center

A miracle flourishes in Hurricane Sandy: couple survive superstorm and enclosed ambulance to welcome a baby boy in evacuation center

  • The 35-week pregnant Christine Schleppy began to get contractions just when the Hurricane landed on the New Jersey coastline
  • Emergency services braved flooded roads and terrible weather conditions to take the mother to the hospital

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In the midst of the destruction and damage of Hurricane Sandy, a New Jersey couple celebrates the miracle of life after having undergone a terrifying ordeal to bring their baby boy into the world.

A pregnant mother gave birth when the super storm hit the northeast on Monday evening, forcing the expectant mother to seek medical help in dangerous circumstances.

Although she was only 35 weeks pregnant, Christine Schleppy [34] began to contract at her home in Skillman, New Jersey, just as the hurricane caused devastation in the garden state and all residents were warned to seek shelter and stay indoors.

No warning: expectant mother Christine Schleppy went to work early, after 35 weeks, just as Hurricane Sandy landed in New Jersey on Monday Monday
Defying the Storm: David Schleppy called 911 and accompanied his pregnant wife while frantically trying to get medical help Defying the Storm: David Schleppy called 911 and accompanied his pregnant wife while frantically trying to get medical help

Christine and David Schleppy get a happy ending after having suffered the worst of Superstorm Sandy

Desperate for medical help when her contractions increased in frequency, called her husband David, 911, and rescuers braved the terrible weather conditions just as the storm landed.

& # 39; We knew that many trees were running down and that roads were closed to the left and right & # 39 ;, her husband David said ABC news.

The first responders tried to transport the couple by ambulance to a hospital in Princeton, but flooding and dangerous road conditions made that impossible.

Aftermath: Scenes of desolation on the New Jersey coastline Aftermath: Scenes of desolation on the New Jersey coastline

Aftermath: Scenes of desolation on the New Jersey coastline

Then the ambulance got stuck in the mud and while the mother hurt, she was taken to an ambulance to take her the rest of the way.

& # 39; It was absolutely stressful & # 39 ;, her husband said.

The ambulance was finally able to reach a mobile medical unit set up by the Hackensack University Medical Center, which was temporarily seated in the gym of a local church.

The Schleppys welcomed a healthy baby boy, Liam Alexander, at three o'clock in the afternoon on Monday.

The newborn weighed in at 5 pounds and 2 grams. The couple are already parents of five children, but their latest addition is certainly the most memorable arrival of the brood. Mother and child reportedly were healthy and did well.

They had been transported to a nearby hospital until they could return home.

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