Residents of flooded Texas nursing home from viral photo airlifted to safety

Posted August 28, 2017

Fifteen senior citizens were evacuated from the La Vita Bella nursing home in Dickinson, David Popoff, the city's emergency management coordinator confirmed on Sunday afternoon.

One of the most stunning photos shared over the weekend in regard to the devastation wrought by Harvey in Texas is this image of senior citizens (below) sitting in waist-deep water at their nursing home.

Kim McIntosh lives in Florida, however disclosed to CNN that her mom, who possesses the nursing home only southeast of Houston, took the photograph.

Popoff said rescues in Dickinson are still ongoing.

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The Daily News of Galvesaton County reported that it happened Sunday at the La Vita Bella nursing home in Dickinson.

McIntosh's wife, Kimberly, said her mother had sent the picture to her at 9 a.m.

Timothy McIntosh, who had been alerted to the deteriorating situation by his mother-in-law Trudy Lampson who owned the facility, tweeted "La vita Bella nursing home in Dickinson Texas is nearly underwater with nursing home patients".

"We're still counting", he said.

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"It's never even flooded past the sidewalk,"Kimberly said".

McIntosh continued to share updates on Twitter throughout the day.

"RESCUED! Thank you to the National Guard & the Galveston City Emergency crew for our rescue", Timothy McIntosh wrote.

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