15 rescued from Dickinson nursing home

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The Daily News of Galvesaton County reported that it happened Sunday at the La Vita Bella nursing home in Dickinson.

"She said it was a disaster and they were hoping the national guard would come", Kimberly McInstosh said.

"We were air-lifting grandmothers and grandfathers", Dickinson's emergency management coordinator, David Popoff, told the newspaper.

Timothy McIntosh's tweeted a photo of the La vita Bella nursing home in Dickinson, Texas.

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A county commissioner told CNN the county has received more than 1,000 requests for evacuation and rescue. Kimberly McIntosh, Timothy's wife, told The Daily News that her mother sent the photo Sunday morning. Ken Clark with the Galveston Office of Emergency Services confirms that photo was indeed real, and says that 20 - 25 residents have been evacuated to safety.

"It's never even flooded past the sidewalk,"Kimberly said". "No one asked her to evacuate, but she has evacuation plans to leave". "It's her whole life".

McIntosh continued to share updates on Twitter throughout the day. "They [were] waiting for helicopters or the National Guard". "Thanks to all the true believers that re-tweeted and got the news organizations involved".

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