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'Florence Baby' born in middle of stormy chaos in eastern NC

Florence didn't stop two eastern North Carolina parents from welcoming a baby boy into the world.
A picture of the baby born at Novant Health Friday night in the middle of Florence.

BOLIVIA, NC (WFMY) - A hurricane couldn't stop one North Carolina couple from bringing life into the world.

Two eastern North Carolina parents welcomed their first child despite the life-threatening weather Friday night in Brunswick County. Amber Simmons and Conner Faulk had a baby boy at Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center right in the middle of Florence.

"We were pretty nervous," said Faulk in a release on Novant Health's website. "Everybody kept telling us it was going to happen during the storm."

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Carson was delivered via C-Section at 8:17 p.m.

Florence downgraded to a tropical storm Friday night after making landfall Friday morning near Wrightsville Beach, bringing mass flooding to the region.

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