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Children's Healthcare of Atlanta nurses evacuate Savannah NICU babies

A team of drivers, respiratory nurses and respiratory therapists brought the babies back to Atlanta ahead of Hurricane Dorian's expected arrival.

ATLANTA — A team of respiratory nurses, respiratory therapists and drivers helped evacuate 10 NICU babies in Savannah to Atlanta on Monday, ahead of the expected arrival of Hurricane Dorian.

A hospital spokesperson said that Children's Healthcare of Atlanta got the call on Monday that their help was needed. 

"A brave team of 14 Children's Healthcare of Atlanta employees headed to the coast on a special evacuation mission," the spokesperson said. "After receiving the call, teams mobilized immediately."

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Hospital staff brought three trucks to Candler Hospital and Memorial Health in Savannah, where they picked up the babies.

They are now safe at the NICU of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite.

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