Brevard County

Brevard couple ventures into TS Nicole’s fury to give birth to baby boy at hospital

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — A woman who braved Tropical Storm Nicole while in labor is spending Friday morning with her baby boy.


Elissa Kissell gave birth to her son Asher early Thursday morning.

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She was scheduled to undergo a cesarean section to give birth next week.

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However, her contractions started getting stronger and stronger Wednesday night.

Her husband drove through strong winds, to get her to Holmes Regional Medical Center in Brevard County.

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Mom and baby are both doing well.

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