Just after Hurricane Michael ravaged Florida, Lorrainda Smith gave birth to her son.
She and her husband, Wilmer Capps, could not remain in their storm-damaged home to find shelter, full of soggy furniture, heat, and bugs.
After the hospital in which Smith gave birth discharged her on Oct 13, the family was unable to find a hotel room nearby — and amidst fear of safety and sanitation problems at a shelter suggested by FEMA, the family stayed in the Walmart parking lot.
On Tuesday night, a security guard helped them secure a room in nearby Panama City Beach with air conditioning, water and power. The baby, Luke, and his mom are healthy.
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Their home full of soggy furniture and mosquitoes, Wilmer Capps was desperate to find shelter for his wife and their son Luke, born just three days after Hurricane Michael ravaged the Florida Panhandle.
So Capps, wife Lorrainda Smith and little Luke settled in for the longest of nights in the best spot they could find: The parking lot of a Walmart store shut down by the storm.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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