GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - A baby's been born on Galveston for the
first time since Hurricane Ike slammed into the island community.
Jennifer Ramirez-Hernandez was born Monday, which is the
one-month anniversary of Ike making landfall near Galveston. She
was born at the University of Texas Medical Branch, which while
still officially closed has opened up its 16-bed maternity unit to
care for high-risk pregnancies.
The nursing staff at the special maternity unit has prepared
special certificates to note that Jennifer, who weighed in at 7
pounds, 8 ounces, and other babies are among the first born on
Galveston since Ike hit.
The storm slammed into the Texas Coast on Sept. 13 with a strong
surge and winds of 110 mph, killing at least 37 people in Texas.
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