Baby born to family escaping Hurricane Florence

- Hurricane Florence will be the storm to remember for one North Carolina family, but not in the way you might think.

The English family evacuated their home in North Carolina with a baby on the way.

They headed to Pennsylvania just one day before Rachel English's due date.

As soon as they got there, her contractions started and it was off to the hospital.

Rachel English said she was really nervous when the storm was approaching.

"(It was) really scary knowing that we were expecting a baby really any minute, um, and potentially unable to get to the hospital or left without electricity for days and days with a newborn," she said.

Thankfully little Matilda was born without a problem.

Neighbors of the family say that their house in New Bern, North Carolina, looks OK for them to bring home Matilda after the storm.

"It's definitely a story to tell her when she grows up," English said.

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