N'Dare was a princess of a tribe in Kenya who were a long line of high priestess who every few generations like her daughter Ororo have white hair blue eyes and the ability to wield magic. She then met David Munroe, who was a photojournalist. They moved back to Manhattan together. This is where Storm was born.
When Storm was about six months old, her parents decided to moved to Cairo, Egypt. Five years after moving to Cairo, N'Dare's home was bombed, killing both N'Dare and David. Their daughter survived the bombing, but gained a severe case of claustrophobia for being trapped under the rubble of her home.