Woman delivers own baby during Hurricane Irma

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Hurricane Irma has been wreaking havoc on those living in the Caribbean and in Florida, with many people struggling to keep their homes secure or evacuate to somewhere safer.

However one Miami woman had her degree of difficulty increased exponentially when she went into labour just hours before the hurricane was set to hit the city.

Strong winds and competing emergencies made it impossible for rescue crews to get through to the woman, so they guided her through the birth over the phone.

The Miami Fire Brigade tweeted that out of 41 emergency calls they received that night, they were only able to respond to three.

"We weren't able to respond. So she delivered the placenta, also," Assistant Fire Chief Eloy Garcia told the Miami Herald. "Dispatch told her how to tie it off. She's stable at home. We made contact with the assistant medical director here. Talked things through."

The woman, who hasn't been identified in the media, was talked through the entire event by paramedics, a dispatcher and a doctor at a Miami hospital on a conference call. But she did all the work herself, including delivering the placenta and cutting the umbilical cord.

She delivered a healthy baby girl, who was rushed to the hospital as soon as road crews said it was safe enough to travel.

Miami-Dade Police tweeted a photo of the baby with the caption, "Welcome to the world baby Nayiri Storm! Glad our officers were able to assist the family safely from hospital to hotel. #PerfectName