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After photo goes viral, Texas paper confirms 15 residents airlifted from flooded nursing home

Intelligencer Journal - 9/12/2017

Fifteen people were rescued from a flooded nursing home in Texas, a local paper confirmed.

The Daily News of Galveston County reported that Dickinson emergency management coordinator David Popoff said 15 people were rescued from the nursing home by helicopter, and posted a photo that had gone viral on Twitter.

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15 rescued from Dickinson nursing home https://t.co/CGi8O7WXIF

- The Daily News (@GalvNews) August 27, 2017

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The paper quoted Popoff as saying, "We were air-lifting grandmothers and grandfathers.”

The New York Times also wrote about the photo, reporting that a Houston woman told them her sister lived in the facility and is visible in the background.

"Ms. Bobrick said she had no doubts about the photo's authenticity; she recognized the center and the level of flooding matched what she had already learned," the publication said.

This story was updated at 1:49 p.m. to include the New York Times information.

Credit: HEATHER STAUFFER | Staff Writer

 
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