(CNN) — Every birth story is one parents love to tell over and over, but Sekani’s is truly unique.
She came into the world during a tornado — taking her first breath by candlelight in a laundry room.
The day started out beautiful
Sekani’s mom was a week overdue when she came to the Bump Birthing Center in Rowlett, Texas, on Sunday.
“It was a beautiful day outside, nothing to worry about,” said Kasie McElhaney, the owner and lead midwife at the center in suburban Dallas.
“Then around 10 p.m., or a little before, it was time for her to start pushing and our phones all started going off saying there is a tornado near us.”
With the power out and tornado sirens going off, the staff quickly transformed the safest place in the Center into a birthing room.
“We quickly took [the mom] into the laundry room, where we went on to deliver her baby by candlelight,” McElhaney said.
Both Sekani and mom were fine.
A tornado was confirmed in the area
The tornado touched down in Dallas around 9:30 p.m. Sunday and knocked out power to more than 100,000 customers.
“Considering the path that the storm took, it went across a pretty densely populated part of our city, I think we should consider ourselves very fortunate that we did not lose any lives, no fatalities and no serious injuries in last night’s storm,” Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson said at a Monday morning news conference.
Luckily, the birthing center had no damage and the electricity came on right after the new family was discharged, McElhaney said.