Hillsborough's Sandy Newborn Makes National News

Couple was being driven by an ambulance that became stuck in the mud, report said.

The baby Hillsborough officials said was born in the township during the height of Hurricane Sandy's impact on the area is making national headlines.

ABC News, Good Morning America, Fox News, and more are telling the story of the Schleppy's of Skillman.

An ambulance came to take David and Christine Schleppy at about 6 p.m. on Monday when Christine Schleppy began going into labor earlier than her December due date, according to one report. 

The ambulance, headed to Princeton, became stuck in mud, and a fire ambulance then took over. That's when they ended up at an emergency hospital set up in the township.

Mayor Carl Suraci said the hospital was set up by the New Jersey EMS Task Force as a township request.

“We assume we are not going to get any help,” he said. “So we took steps to get the hospital.

The facility was set up at St. Mary’s Byzantine Church and staffed by doctors and nurses. It was essentially a mobile emergency room, Suraci said.

Liam Schleppy was born at 11 p.m. on Monday in Hillsborough, according to reports, and is doing well at Somerset Medical Center, where the three were later transported.

Steve November 02, 2012 at 12:15 AM
Good to know that the township took steps to protect ts residents. My wife is 37 weeks pregnant and I was wondering what would happen if she went into labor at the hight of the storm since the last hurricane the we were cut off to the area hospitals due to flooding.


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