Photo shows Texas nursing home residents submerged in Harvey floodwaters

Photo: CNN Newsource

As many as 25 nursing home residents were rescued from rising waters caused by Tropical Storm Harvey at La Vita Bella nursing home Sunday in Dickinson, Texas, CNN reported.

“They were up to their waist,” Galveston County Commissioner Ken Clark told CNN.“If they were in a wheelchair they could have been up to their neck.”

Kim McIntosh, daughter of the home's owner, said her mother sent her a photo of residents sitting in a submerged room; an image which quickly went viral.

“Most of these people are in wheelchairs and oxygen,” McIntosh said. "They [were] waiting for helicopters or the National Guard."

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