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Baby Named After Hurricane Katrina

Baby Named After Hurricane Katrina



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Dina FreedmanThe Hurricane that has been in the news for nearly a month now had a name that struck a chord with a couple here in Utah. KSL meteorologist Dina Freedman joins us now with some news about a new baby with a memorable name.

Hurricane Katrina has become a natural disaster for the record books and will go down as an important part of American History, but Katrina is also the name of a new baby in South Jordan to parents Ben and Brittany Skousen, who want their new daughter to remember the good that can come out of so much pain.

Katrina Cathy Skousen was born the day after the Hurricane, on the 30th of August at a healthy 8-pounds 7-ounces and is much quieter than her namesake. The new parents thought this name could symbolize something very unique about this country.

Ben Skousen, Father of Katrina: "I've heard a lot of people talk about how great it is that the LDS church, that the Red Cross have come together and it has shown how wonderful this nation, is and different communities and pulling help together."

Brittany Skousen, Mother of Katrina: "It's brought so many people together, it's shown so many peoples true colors, how they act in a time of need, you know. So many people have lost a lot during this but a lot of people have learned how to cherish everything they have."

Baby Katrina is much different than the storm, she didn't even cry when we visited her. But she is strong like the hurricane; she can already hold up her head all by herself.

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