Hurricane evacuee gives birth in the Upstate

Misty and Nehemiah Jewell

GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – A baby was born in the Upstate after his mom and dad had to evacuate Florida because of Hurricane Matthew.

Nehemiah Thomas Jewell was born at 6:15 p.m. on Sunday in Greenville.

His parents, Travis and Misty Jewell, are from Jacksonville, Florida, but were staying at North Greenville University during the storm.

Travis and Misty have five kids, and were one of the eleven families that evacuated from Jacksonville to NGU.

Misty started having contractions over the weekend and was taken to a local hospital, where Nehemiah was born.

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