Neighbors Help Out When Woman Goes into Labor During Flooding

StoryfulWeatherPublished: August 29, 2017
Published: August 29, 2017

When Andrea Smith went into labor Sunday morning, August 27, she and husband Greg couldn’t get out of their Houston apartment because of Tropical Storm Harvey’s floodwaters, nor could they reach 911. Their neighbors, however, had a plan. While both of the Smiths are doctors, neither were obstetricians. Luckily, many of their neighbors were also medical professionals, working at the nearby Texas Medical Center. The group prepared to deliver the baby themselves, and even planned to move their makeshift delivery room to a higher floor in the apartment complex if the waters kept rising. Meanwhile, word about Andrea’s condition reached a nearby fire station, and an hour after going into labor, she was on a truck heading to the hospital – but only after her neighbors had one last task: They formed a human chain to make sure she and Greg got to the truck safely. Molly Akers, who said she had only lived in Houston for a week, shot the video. Credit: Facebook/Molly Akers via Storyful

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