DICKINSON, Texas — Rescuers were able to save 20 to 25 nursing home residents from La Vita Bella nursing home in Dickinson, Texas, after catastrophic flooding.
Residents could be seen sitting in waist-deep water in a photo that went viral Sunday.
Some people questioned whether the picture was faked, but Timothy McIntosh insisted it was real.
Others tweeted photos of flooded areas nearby.
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 pic.twitter.com/1U6mahjdK2
— Donna Joy (@djoy_326) August 27, 2017
According to The Daily News in Galveston County, the residents were rescued by helicopter.