Baby born during Hurricane Isabel, named Isabel


A baby born just after midnight on September 18, 2003, at Sentara Leigh Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia, was named after the approaching Hurricane Isabel.

The hurricane, which entered Virginia later that day, went on to become one of the costliest disasters in the state’s history.

Source: “Residents Commemorate, Cope with Storm.” Virginian-Pilot 20 Sept. 2003: B5.

Image (Hurricane Elena) by NASA