Rescuers were able to save 20 to 25 nursing home residents Sunday from La Vita Bella nursing home in Dickinson, Texas, after catastrophic flooding.
About 25 inches of rain fell in the Dickinson, Texas area this weekend. Much of the city of Dickinson is flooded as area bayous have swelled.
Timothy McIntosh, whose mother-in-law owns the nursing home, tweeted a photo of the nursing home, and asked for help.
La vita Bella nursing home in Dickinson Texas is almost underwater with nursing home patients pic.twitter.com/oCNkrgoRZY
— Timothy J. McIntosh (@DividendsMGR) August 27, 2017
In the photo, several residents are seen sitting in the water, surrounded by flood water.
Within several hours after the photo was tweeted, the residents were rescued.
"We're very grateful," McIntosh told ABC News about the nursing home rescue.
Although the nursing home residents were rescued, Texas officials are asking those who need rescued not to use social media. Instead, they recommend calling 911.
Rescue crews are backlogged, they are attempting to reach those who need rescued based on need.