Tennessee mom delivers baby girl after surviving tornado

ATHENS, Tenn. (AP) – A Tennessee mother is recovering from giving birth just after she was rescued from a tornado that destroyed her family’s home.

Multiple news outlets report that McMinn County resident Amber Newman was one of seven people inside her Athens home who survived the estimated EF-2 tornado when it hit Wednesday.

A week shy from her due date, Newman and her family gathered for shelter in a bathroom. The tornado tossed their home, which now lies in pieces.

Emergency crews later arrived and Newman was taken to a hospital, where she underwent an emergency C-section to deliver a healthy baby girl.baby-athens-2

County mayor John Gentry said during a news release Wednesday that the tornado hurt 20 people. Dozens of structures were also damaged or destroyed.

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