While Cyclone Debbie has caused havoc and devastation across the north coast of Australia. There has been a glimmer of hope with the birth of a baby girl in Queensland’s north.

Little Billiana was welcomed into the world by paramedics at an ambulance station in the Whitsundays about 4.20am on Wednesday, shared Daily Mail.

Her parents were unable to get to the hospital – the Whitsundays having copped the brunt of the cyclone for five hours on Tuesday.

So the decision was made to deliver the baby at the ambulance station instead, reports said.

Paramedics said both mother and baby are doing well in the circumstances.

ABC News presenter Michael Rowland suggested the bub should be named “Debbie’, after the storm.

But the parents do not appear to have taken his advice.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk praised Billiana as a ‘little miracle’.

‘You know, out of all of this, to see a little miracle, I think, brings a smile to a lot of faces,’ she told ABC News Breakfast.

‘Especially to all those people who have been working so hard overnight here.’

Congratulations! Beautiful news despite or the turmoil going on around them.

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  • that is amazing and luckily things were fine. Wonderful tale to tell the child one day and very memorable situation i bet


  • Babies come when they want. They don’t care about the season, the weather or what time of day it is. Good that all turned out well, but I’m sure many who were at the face of this disaster weren’t interested in this news story.


  • These stories are so ho hum. She only had a baby. I’m sure there were lots of other news worthy stories. Must be a slow news hour


  • Congratultions. Glad to hear everybody is OK. I can’t even start to imagine the chaos caused by the cyclone. Babies seem to have a knack of arriving during storms, including premature ones. There was a few unexpected births in Darwin during Cyclone Tracy quite a few years ago. There was some in country areas that had gone to Darwin for Christmas. Some people were flown home on emergency flights as soon as they managed to re-open the airport.


  • Could have used Debbie as a middle name?


  • WOW what a birth story! Congratulations, what a pretty and unique name!


  • Congratulations to the parent’s,wonderful news to hear!


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