One last round of rain & thunderstorms is moving through the Brazos Valley tonight -- along and ahead of an approaching cold front. Winds upwards of 40mph will be possible along & ahead of this activity. The winds subside once the rain begins, however, a quick 0.25" of an inch of rain is possible and dime size hail cannot be ruled out. These storms should be south of the Brazos Valley by 2am.
LUFKIN, Texas (AP) - A rookie East Texas sheriff's deputy has delivered a baby when a couple's drive to the hospital during storms was halted by a tree blocking a road.
Tasha and Cody Rogers of Lufkin named their daughter Chloe Amanda - partly for Angelina County Sheriff's Deputy Amanda Lee.
A spokeswoman for Memorial Health System of East Texas in Lufkin says mother and daughter were doing great Tuesday.
The Rogers were hospital-bound early Monday when a downed tree blocked their route. The Lufkin Daily News reports the couple's emergency call was answered by Lee, who's been with the county since February.
Lee delivered the baby in the back seat of the couple's truck. The Rogers also have a year-old daughter.
Lee has two children of her own delivered by cesarean section.
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