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Fifteen senior citizens were evacuated from the La Vita Bella nursing home in Dickinson, David Popoff, the city’s emergency management coordinator confirmed on Sunday afternoon.

Poppoff said the residents are being rescued by helicopter.

“We were air-lifting grandmothers and grandfathers,” Popoff said.

The picture was shared on Twitter by Timothy McIntosh, whose said his mother-in-law owns the assisted-living home.

His wife, Kimberly McIntosh, said her mother sent the picture at 9 a.m. this morning. 

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

Popoff said rescues in Dickinson were still underway, and could not immediately say how many had been performed.

“We’re still counting,” he said.

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