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Mother and baby rescued from flood hit Miami Beach home

A terrified mother and her baby were dramatically rescued as floodwater filled their Miami Beach home during Hurricane Irma.

The woman raised the alarm when she became trapped with her four-month-old child at her home along North East 137th Street in North Miami Beach, Florida.

She had planned to ride out Irma inside until the hurricane had cleared only for flood water to pour in to her apartment.

A terrified mother and her baby were dramatically rescued as floodwater filled their Miami Beach home during Hurricane Irma. Police later posted a picture of the four-month-old baby as they led the couple to safety

Emergency crews arrived in a Mini-Resistant Ambush Protected military vehicle before carrying out the rescue

Emergency crews arrived in a Mini-Resistant Ambush Protected military vehicle before carrying out the rescue

According to NBC Miami, she decided she had no choice but to call emergency services.

A neighbor is also said to have raised concerns about the pair being trapped.

Emergency crews arrived in a Mini-Resistant Ambush Protected military vehicle.

North Miami Beach Police later posted a picture or a rescuer holding the four-month-old baby in his arms.

The police force tweeted: ‘NMBPD utilized its armored personnel carrier to rescue a mother and her four month old child from her flooded home.’

NBC Miami said the mother and child were taken to the North Miami beach Senior High School shelter.

Hurricane Irma took aim at heavily populated areas of central Florida this morning as it carved a path of destruction through the state with high winds and storm surges that left millions without power, ripped roofs off homes and flooded city streets.

The woman raised the alarm when she became trapped with her four-month-old child at her home along North East 137th Street in North Miami Beach (pictured)

The woman raised the alarm when she became trapped with her four-month-old child at her home along North East 137th Street in North Miami Beach (pictured)

Irma, once ranked as one of the most powerful hurricanes recorded in the Atlantic, came ashore on Florida on Sunday and battered towns up and down the state. This was the scene in Miami on Sunday

Irma, once ranked as one of the most powerful hurricanes recorded in the Atlantic, came ashore on Florida on Sunday and battered towns up and down the state. This was the scene in Miami on Sunday

Irma, once ranked as one of the most powerful hurricanes recorded in the Atlantic, came ashore on Florida on Sunday and battered towns up and down the state.

It weakened to a Category 1 hurricane, carrying maximum sustained winds of about 85 miles per hour by 2am on Monday. 

The storm was churning northwest in the center of the state near the Tampa and Orlando metro areas on Monday morning, the National Hurricane Center said.

The storm killed at least 28 people as it raged westward through the Caribbean en route to Florida, devastating several small islands, and grazing Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Haiti before pummeling parts of Cuba’s north coast with 36-foot-tall (11-m) waves.

Irma was ranked a Category 5, the rare top end of the scale of hurricane intensity, for days and its ferocity as it bore down on hurricane-prone Florida prompted one of the largest evacuations in U.S. history. 

Some 6.5 million people, about a third of the state’s population, had been ordered to evacuate southern Florida. Residents fled to shelters, hotels or relatives in safer areas.

 

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