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It wasn't all bad

Houston woman in labor rescued from floodwaters by neighbors who formed human chain

Annie Smith went into labor just as the waters began to rise around her Houston apartment complex. Realizing a home birth was likely, her husband, Greg — a doctor like Annie — rushed around their apartment collecting supplies that could be used in a delivery, like scissors and needles. But before the baby arrived, a rescue truck pulled up outside and more than a dozen neighbors formed a human chain and carried Annie to the vehicle. The couple's baby girl, Adriella, was born in a hospital later that day. "It's incredible how many people responded," Annie told ABC News, "and were out in the rain trying to help us." Christina Colizza