Miami Woman Delivers Her Own Baby After Hurricane Irma Prevents Paramedics From Assisting
Here’s a story that will surely be told for years to come. A Miami woman was forced to deliver her own baby after paramedics were prevented from offering assistance.
Miami Herald reports:
One homeowner in Flagami at 331 SW 71st Ave. was lucky enough that firefighters were able to come out with two fire engines and extinguish a fire after a downed electrical wire set the building ablaze. Fire rescue contacted Florida Power & Light, which shut down the grid. No one was injured.
Paramedics also rescued a man who badly cut his arm and lost his pulse.
But a pregnant woman in Little Haiti wasn’t quite so lucky.
With paramedics unable to go out into the storm, a dispatcher talked the woman through delivering her baby at home Sunday morning, according to Assistant Fire Chief Eloy Garcia.
“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,” Garcia said. “We made contact with the assistant medical director here. Talked things through.”
Mom and baby girl were later taken to the hospital by emergency workers.
Pete Gomez, Miami’s emergency management director, said conditions remained dangerous, so replacement crews would not be coming in until the weather improves.
An eyewitness sent The Gateway Pundit terrifying footage of a roof being ripped off a building in West Brickell, Miami by Hurricane Irma. A man can be heard shouting as the roof flies away.
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) September 10, 2017
Meanwhile, Key Largo is a ghost town.
FOX News reporter Adam Housley went out and took this video from Key Largo.
He posted it on his personal Twitter page:
— Adam Housley (@adamhousley) September 10, 2017
— CC Angels Sing (@Ccangelsing) September 10, 2017