Weather & Natural Disasters

NY prepares for baby boom 9 months after freak storm

Michael Rizzuto

A freak snow storm in November has triggered a mini baby boom in Upstate New York, according to NBC News in New York.

Roughly nine months after an astounding 7 feet of snow fell during the week before Thanksgiving, hospital officials in Buffalo, New York, told NBC that they expect to deliver about 250 babies before August, up from the usual 200 or so babies.

"Several months ago, I looked at our nurse manager and said: 'We better buy more cribs,'" Mary Ann Murphy at Mercy Hospital in south Buffalo, told NBC.

The hospital serves the areas hardest hit by the lake-effect driven snow storm.

Read more about the impending baby boom here.