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Baby Delivered At Ambulance Station As Mum Was Unable To Reach Hospital Because Of Cyclone Debbie

A woman has given birth to a ‘healthy baby girl’ after she was unable to get to a hospital due to flooded roads caused by Cyclone Debbie.

The infant, who has been named Billiana was delivered at the Proserpine Ambulance Station in the Whitsundays by a local doctor with the assistance of Queensland Ambulance.

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“Good news out of #CycloneDebbie – baby girl born @ Whitsunday Ambulance Station at 4.20am. Mum and bub safe & dry,” Queensland Ambulance tweeted along with a snap of the mum and baby with the medical staff.

Queensland Ambulance officer David Hartley told 9News: “Unfortunately there were a lot of road closures going on in the area, so we transported the lady back to the ambulance station where she delivered a healthy baby girl.”

Queensland Health Minister Cameron Dick also weighed in on the birth: Amid the destruction of #CycloneDebbie the birth of #baby Billiana reminds us life is precious & by looking after each other, all will be ok.”

And Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk also thanked Queensland Ambulance for their ‘exceptional work’.

She tweeted: “Best wishes to Billiana’s proud parents – some good news some  good news in the midst of #CycloneDebbie & thank you to @QldAmbulance – exceptional work.”

Welcome to the world baby Billiana! It’s great that Queensland Ambulance were on hand to help.

For more amazing birth stories, click here.

Have a look at some other labour stories, including one mum’s mid-freeway labour and another mum’s effortless water birth.

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Jennifer Hartnett

Jennifer is our Senior News Producer with a passion for trending news and lifestyle stories. Jennifer spends the rest of her time running around after her son Kian.