By Kyle James   |  08-28-2017   News
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Flooding in Texas has been far worse than authorities expected, Hurricane Harvey has brought unrelenting torrents of rain. Among those in danger of the flooding are residents of a nursing home in Dickinson, Texas. Timothy J. McIntosh shared an image from the nursing home on Twitter showing the residents sitting in several feet of murky floodwaters.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">La vita Bella nursing home in Dickinson Texas is almost underwater with nursing home patients <a href="https://t.co/oCNkrgoRZY">pic.twitter.com/oCNkrgoRZY</a></p>&mdash; Timothy J. McIntosh (@DividendsMGR) <a href="https://twitter.com/DividendsMGR/status/901805509950541825">August 27, 2017</a></blockquote>

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The wife of McIntosh, Kimberly, told the New York Daily Times that officials told her mother, Trudy Lampson, that evacuation wouldn't be necessary because flooding had never been in issue for the area before. It was a costly miscalculation that nearly cost 20 residents at the nursing home their lives. McIntosh said, "It's never even flooded past the sidewalk. No one asked her to evacuate, but she has evacuation plans to leave."

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Some people on social media questioned the photos authenticity showing the nursing home residents sitting in the floodwater. McIntosh fired back with a quick response condemning those who questioned the image, "What we need is help not doubters. This involves our own family." A resident of the Dickinson area, Donna Joy, shared an image on Twitter that shows how bad the flooding is saying she is less than a mile from the nursing home. Joy's image seems to corroborate McIntosh's photo of the nursing home being flooded.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">This is taken from the second floor of a home that is less than a mile away. And Dickinson Bayou is between them. Very plausible <a href="https://t.co/1U6mahjdK2">pic.twitter.com/1U6mahjdK2</a></p>&mdash; Donna Joy (@djoy_326) <a href="https://twitter.com/djoy_326/status/901830848634384384">August 27, 2017</a></blockquote>

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The local authorities sprung into action and told Galveston County Daily News that they had rescued 15 seniors from the nursing home and airlifted them to safety late Sunday afternoon. McIntosh took to Twitter afterward to share an update on the situation, "Thank you to the National Guard & the Galveston City Emergency crew for our rescue."

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Source: http://wtvr.com/2017/08/27/texas-nursing-home-patients-trapped-in-flood-water-la-vita-bella-nursing-home-dickinson/

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