The woman raised the alarm when she became trapped with her four-month-old child at her home along North East 137th Street in North Miami Beach, Florida.
She had planned to ride out Irma inside until the hurricane had cleared only for flood water to pour in to her apartment.
According to NBC Miami, she decided she had no choice but to call emergency services.
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Emergency crews arrived in a Mini-Resistant Ambush Protected military vehicle.
North Miami Beach Police later posted a picture or a rescuer holding the four-month-old baby in his arms.
The police force tweeted: ‘NMBPD utilized its armored personnel carrier to rescue a mother and her four month old child from her flooded home.’
Hurricane Irma took aim at heavily populated areas of central Florida this morning as it carved a path of destruction through the state with high winds and storm surges that left millions without power, ripped roofs off homes and flooded city streets.
Irma, once ranked as one of the most powerful hurricanes recorded in the Atlantic, came ashore on Florida on Sunday and battered towns up and down the state.