20-25 elderly residents rescued from flooded nursing home in Texas

20-25 elderly residents rescued from flooded nursing home in Texas

An emotional photograph flowing on the Internet demonstrated the inhabitants of the La Bella Vita nursing home sitting in a few feet of water as they sat tight for offer assistance.

"We were air-lifting grandmothers and grandfathers", said David Popoff, the city's emergency management coordinator.

According to ABC News, Galveston County Commissioner Ken Clark said that approximately 20-25 nursing home residents were safely rescued from the building.

Timothy McIntosh, the man who shared the pic on Twitter, is the son-in-law of the La Vita Bella nursing home's owner, Trudy Lampson.

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"We're still counting", Popoff said. The Galveston Daily News reported that fifteen senior citizens were successfully evacuated Sunday.

"It's never even flooded past the sidewalk", Kim McIntosh [said]. "No one asked her to evacuate, but she has evacuation plans to leave".

"She loves (the patients) like her family", she said. His tweets caught the attention thousands on social media and the national guard was notified of the nursing home's situation. "Thanks to all the true believers that re-tweeted and got the news organizations involved".

"Need help asap emergency services please RETWEET", he wrote, followed by, "Latest update on La Vita Bella home in Dickinson, TX.On "purple" high priority list".

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