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WATCH: Neighbors form human chain to rescue Houston woman in labor

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A group of Good Samaritans in Houston formed a human chain to help their pregnant neighbor to safety. (Source: Molly Akers) A group of Good Samaritans in Houston formed a human chain to help their pregnant neighbor to safety. (Source: Molly Akers)

(MEREDITH) -- When a Houston mother went into labor at the height of Hurricane Harvey, her neighbors jumped in to rescue her.

Expectant parents Annie and Greg Smith, who are both doctors, had trouble getting through to 911 as rising floodwaters surrounded their apartment on Sunday.

A neighbor came by to check on the couple and sent an email to the apartment manager asking for help, ABC News reports. Soon after, at least 15 people showed up at their door ready to help.

The neighbors formed a human chain and guided Annie through waist-deep waters to an empty dump truck being used as an emergency vehicle.

She was still in labor for more than one hour later when crews from the Houston Fire Department arrived to transport her to Texas Children's Hospital.

The couple welcomed their first child, a healthy baby girl named Adrielle Smith.

ABC News reports, the new parents moved to Houston this summer to complete medical fellowships.

The family said they are thankful for the neighbors, firefighters and medical team that helped them through a very memorable delivery.

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