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New photo shows nursing home residents safe after Harvey flood rescue

Photo courtesy of Kim McIntosh. Residents of La Vita Bella nursing home at their temporary quarters at Laurel Court nursing home in Alvin, Texas.

Photo courtesy of Kim McIntosh. Residents of La Vita Bella nursing home at their temporary quarters at Laurel Court nursing home in Alvin, Texas.

A photo that went viral on Sunday shows residents of an assisted living center who were stranded in waist-deep water after Hurricane Harvey devastated the Houston area.

That photo was texted to Kim McIntosh in Tampa by her mother, who owns the La Vita Bella facility in Dickinson, Texas, and tweeted by her husband, Tim, seeking help for the residents.

That help came about four hours later, when a National Guard crew arrived in a high-water vehicle about 1 p.m. The water didn't rise higher than the level in the photo, but by then, the residents had been sitting in it for nine hours.

That photo was the last image we had of the despondent residents, until today.

This photo, taken Monday night, shows the residents "safe, warm and dry."

New photo shows nursing home residents safe after Harvey flood rescue 08/29/17 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 7:30am]
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