Photo shows Texas nursing home residents submerged, lounging in water

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

The photo went viral when Timothy J. McIntosh shared it on Twitter and urged people to retweet and spread the word to hopefully get help for the residents.

Above are senior citizens in the La Vita Bella nursing home in Dickinson, a city near the coast of Texas.

Kim McIntosh lives in Florida, but told CNN that her mother, who owns the nursing home just southeast of Houston, took the photo.

A Twitter photo posted on Sunday helped lead first responders to a Texas nursing home that was inundated in water from Hurricane Harvey with waist-deep water, ABC News reported.

The paper quoted Popoff as saying, "We were air-lifting grandmothers and grandfathers".

Residents of flooded Texas nursing home from viral photo airlifted to safety
15 rescued from Dickinson nursing home | Free News | The Daily News - Galveston County Daily News

The Galveston Office of Emergency Management confirmed Sunday afternoon that it had rescued the residents from the facility.

The seniors were rescued by helicopter from their water-logged residence.

Average rainfall totals will end up around 40 inches (1,016 millimetres) for Houston, weather service meteorologist Patrick Burke said.

Although the nursing home residents were rescued, Texas officials are asking those who need rescued not to use social media.

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

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