nursing home patients

This photo of elderly nursing home patients sitting in waist-high flood water while awaiting rescue is going viral. This is not a hoax. The assistance living facility is in Dickinson, Texas, near Houston which is mostly underwater. SHAME on Houston’s Democratic Mayor Sylvester Turner for ignoring the governor’s calls to evacuate before Hurricane Harvey made landfall.

In the aftermath of Harvey, the governor called Turner’s office four times offering help, but this idiot mayor refused to return his phone calls.

Shame on black people who continue electing Democrats to office who consistently do NOTHING to help their own people.

This is unforgivable. The city should’ve had a list of all nursing homes, and the patients should’ve been evacuated to a shelter before the major category 4 hurricane hit.

Shame on the family members who put their loved ones in nursing homes and didn’t even check on them.

Houston has to do something to make sure a shameful situation like this never happens again. This is a disgrace!

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  • Noirluv45

    Yes, the elderly and children should’ve been the first evacuation priority. This picture makes my heart bleed. Sadly, many inhabitants of nursing homes get ignored by family.

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    This is really sad. What is happening to humanity?

  • Noirluv45

    My sister and I were talking asking that the other day. It’s gone. I grew up in the 70’s. It was a different world, place, and time.

  • You Could Never

    Shame on black people who continue electing Democrats to office who consistently do NOTHING to help their own people.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Houston is 50% white.

    Followed by one of the largest Hispanic populations in America. Number 3 I do believe.

    Blacks are in the minority there.

    So if he was elected it wasnt just blacks based off the math alone.

  • Yardgirl

    Shame on black people who continue electing Democrats to office who consistently do NOTHING to help their own people.
    ***************************

    This tragedy should not be turned into Republican vs Democratic finger pointing (and for the record I am a registered Independent-thinker)

    I don’t think anyone was prepared for the magnitude of this event. Here on the East coast we were blindside by hurricane Sandy which caught us all unaware and grossly unprepared. My prayers go out to the thousands of people now homeless and displaced.

  • You Could Never
  • Yardgirl

    Thank you for coming through with the receipts!!

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Assuming the new pic isn’t actually from senior pep rally night two months ago and the old pic is in fact the most recent event.

    I don’t like to linger on shoulda, coulda, woulda. So I’ll assume the new pic is in fact the new pic.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Oh my gosh JUST WOW! Have we learned nothing from Katrina?! This chit is giving me major PTSD ?

  • hotntot95

    Thanks for posting this…I was about to tear up for a minute…..

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Always blaming marginalized folks for their own marginalization ?

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Yeah, you simply can’t fully prepare for any disaster. And that’s why it ends up being a disaster. I can’t imagine what these people are going through. Lose your entire home and have to start over?

  • Noirluv45

    I was watching Roland Martin’s show News One Now today and he, being a Houston native, was explaining that evacuation of a city of millions wouldn’t be prudent because no matter where they go, either it was already flooded or the storm was going to hit. As far as the elderly and children, whatever they could’ve done to help them first is key.

  • Look@m3

    I saw this picture and I aint gone lie. It bothered the crap out of me! I don’t know how this is ok! I blame both the city and the still living family members of those senior citizens. Ridiculous!

  • Look@m3

    Thank God. I hadn’t seen these yet! this was bothering me!!!

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    You really can’t just put out an evacuation order without it causing hysteria and all get stuck anyways.

    They’re now reporting a levee breach in Brazoria county in South Houston. God this is horrible.

  • Noirluv45

    I’m glad they are now safe and doing well.

  • Yardgirl

    Exactly! I have a co-worker in Houston and he was prepared to evacuate with his 10 kids (adopted and foster God bless him) and they path was blocked!! His house started flooding yesterday and they lost power. So sad.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Sometimes it’s a case of “damned if you do and damned if you dont”. If he had ordered an 2+ million people to evacuate, that could have caused all kinds of other issues in terms of safety, flooding etc… with even more loss of life than we’ve had so far.
    The man consulted with his advisers, and he made his decision based on that. It’s easy to second-guess somebody, but the man made his decision and he stands by it. God bless him.

  • Noirluv45

    Right, especially for a city that size. Either way people went, they were gonna get stuck.

  • You Could Never

    Also, this kinda while yes related to Harvey indeed…aint got shit to do with Houston or their mayor.

    The nursing home is located in Dickinson. A whole nother town… with a whole nother mayor. A white Becky. Named Julie Masters. But who can be bothered with the DETAILS.

  • Noirluv45

    A to the MEN!

  • Noirluv45

    Yes, God bless him! I hope he and his family stay safe. It’s truly sad.

  • LeeSeeCee

    Why is the owner of the nursing home not responsible? I mean, after Katrina, all nursing homes in areas prone to flooding SHOULD have an evacuation plan in PLACE. This picture hurt my soul but my anger was reserved for the piss poor owner/management who left those people there in the first place.

  • You Could Never

    And while we are here and this is an open post, lets talk about even if there WAS an evacuation order, how THOUSANDS of scared ass Hispanics stayed and would have stayed anyway. order or NOT…due to the numerous reported immigration checks along evacuation routes. The mayor sure as hell didnt put INS checks along those routes. Last I checked INS was the feds. Which is run by…who?

  • Ro

    so upsetting!

  • Let me clear my throat!

    Sandrarose, you wrote this blog post with such bias as if you interviewed everyone involved. Suffice to say, I hardly think it’s the mayor’s fault, and if I were the custodian of a resident the nursing home, I would be looking to sue the them for negligence, but oops I can’t now because Trump just made it so that nursing homes can’t be sued. So shame on a mayor because a business didn’t take the necessary precautions or SHAME on your president for taking away American’s right to sue. Oh, it also sounds like you are asking for government to force businesses to do the right thing. #can’thaveitbothways

  • TheOwley

    Seems to me we haven’t learned a lesson from Katrina considering the geography of these low country areas and how susceptible they are to flooding. The sea WILL come into your home and business, that’s it. The only way to prevent these tragedies is by creating gigantic flood control systems to tackle the issue. Why haven’t they built more dams and aqueducts and canals and all it takes for prevention. It would be an engineering feat but this is exactly the revamping states need.

    Florida is hurricane savvy which is why they have so many canals in that state. The building code was changed to sustain heavy winds and the waters don’t stick around are usually gone in a day after the storm. All low lying states should get on with storm preparedness. Imagine all the people this endeavor would put to work for years and years. We need to demand this from our politicians. If that’s not in their campaign, bring it up then hold their feet to the fire. Also please instructions about pet care and other animals. A dog tied to a tree? We are better than that. Houston was caught by surprise.

  • Ryan

    Those people were evacuated a while back and this pic is several days old.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Lord HAVE MERCY!

  • Breitbart_Savior

    Sandra Rose,

    It’s time for you to grow up and stop blaming every black leader for the major hole your black father left in your life.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Well, it was posted by a reporter from CBS News, so I’m assuming his information is probably correct.

  • Breitbart_Savior

    Sandra knows that. But she’s a mentally disturbed butch lesbian who feeds on hate.

  • MsPam

    Little Sylvester is on the television now!

  • Breitbart_Savior

    Houstonians watched the same news as this man…not his fault they failed to heed the signs.

  • mel

    Actually . …this is in DICKINSON TEXAS…their MAYOR IS JULIE MASTERS……GET YOUR INFORMATION CORRECT.

  • Ryan

    Sandy needs to update the post with the correct info if that’s the case. But either way I blame the nursing home owners and building code inspectors.

  • Ryan

    I thought so.

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    Even if he had made it a mandatory evacuation, how many people do you think would of left? How many people do you think had funds set aside or saved up for that matter for emergencies such as this?

  • TheOwley

    The state of emergency preparedness all over the country needs fixing. We need a czar that knows how to organize a plan and implement it, nationwide, then states, then counties. Hospitals, law enforcement, hazmat teams, human accountability as in priority rescuing (nursing homes, homeless shelters, etc.) all in the event of a disaster be storms, earthquakes, nuclear war, chemical attacks, or even zombies. Mayors should be required to report to the county on how they are doing, then the governors, etc. Saying we don’t know is not a crime, but must be followed by “we are investigating now” is a must. If mayors are non responsive, send the national guard in to check it out. It’s why we have them. Why don’t have it together?

  • T Willis

    Crazy

  • soujourn_erets

    What about the 50 (poor) subdivisions that they’re going to flood so that they can save 8 (rich) subdivisions??

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Sandy this can’t be put on the Mayor!! Can anyone really prepare for something like this?

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Bloop shots fired bang bang!!!

  • Vegas1989

    It bothered me to. I was almost in tears because these ladies are someone grandmother, aunt, sister and mother. Like the other areas in Texas where it hit first evacuated the ICU peeps, and nursing homes. The owner of this place should have take heed to get these peeps out. You don’t know what’s in that water…SMH..I wish that I was there to help. I have peeps in Lake Charles and NO

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    This is shameful.
    Vulnerable people.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    It’s a know win situation!!!! Some people will never be pleased

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Yes. it is part of the protocol. Not only for the State, City County but also for business like this. Yes, you are to be prepared.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    “Shame on black people who continue electing Democrats to office who consistently do NOTHING to help their own people.”

    I saw that picture online and dismissed it as photoshopped nonsense. I’m speechless. The lost vulnerable members of our society shouldn’t be left swimming in a cesspool of floodwaters, waiting indefinitely for help to arrive. They should have been moved to safety, long before the storm arrived.

    I agree. Democrats have made a mess of every city where they have been in power. High taxes. High crime. High unemployment. Liberal judges. A complete mess.

  • ~~eb

    This is Ray Nagin and Kathleen Blanco all over again. And the sad part is many of those people were more than likely went through Hurricane Katrina.

  • You Could Never

    A lot of folks can be blamed but yes there is the start. Owners. Not the Houston mayor’s fault tho.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    This is so much bull.
    Try evacuating six million people on an infrastructure that is deficient and see a ton of people stranded on interstates while the roads are flooded.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Wow you’re back to idiot status.

    It’s not the mayor’s fault that people decided to build and live on a flood plain which is essentially a flat piece of land not much above sea level.

    BTW if Chicago is so bad then why don’t you move to one of those red-state paradises like Alabama or Mississippi.

  • IAmLegend

    You can’t be serious! Do you not understand that a mandatory evacuation would have ensure that all nursing homes and hospitals get their residents and patients to proper shelter for safety. We’re not talking about your neighbors down the street who want to stay. We’re talking about helpless elderly people who could have been helped before the storm hit.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Rofl. Dwl @ “bang bang”.

  • MissHarlem

    Wrong mayor, old pic out of order per usual. Try again with a clever race bait next time mkay https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/64d12b3e163751f4ed932fc74d1d0ddb768ba693f7b355ebd449f904cb5cf71e.gif

  • Greatgrape37

    Wtf! Omg this is awful as hell!

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    Stfu auntie! Your ass ugh! Wtf? Like republicans don’t do fcked up shit like…….. electing a racist???? Give the adress to rescuers, call somebody about it, dont just bitch about politics. Booo auntie you suck! I know you’ve been bullied cause i loved you for years but stop acting like republicans are your great big black hope.

  • You Could Never

    HEY BOO. Lmao. And I do think the white mayor lady in the town this happened in…is a REPUBE.

  • Sid

    Wrong mayor. That’s crazy ole girl sitting up like these ninjas just left us to die.

  • Bonsai

    What’s that slimy white stuff floating in the water ?? Yikes!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Exactly. Just like Katrina a lot of people stayed to protect their homes and other property from looters and ended up needing to be rescued.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    This should be expected when a city that is basically at sea level ignores any urban planning and sprawl is encouraged while flood plains are paved over to make strip malls.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    This is a humanitarian crisis, plain and simple.
    It’s a shame that people always have to find a way to bring politics into everything.

  • Renee26

    So the governor was calling this man up top?? He dialed the wrong number huh?? The governor couldn’t make an executive call in this case and evacuate anyway?? Ok

  • RICHIE_RICH

    I get all of that!!! I’m looking at it from a bigger picture.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Ok, she needs a good bang !!!!

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    This is definitely a click-bait post. The real shame is on you! for posting this pic of someone’s grandparents/loved ones to use as an political ploy to get attention. Any intelligent person can see what you’re trying to do and that’s the real shame of it. SMDH

  • KcoolMuziq

    They need a mayor like Ray Nagin. He was so much help to Hurricane Katrina victims.

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    Have several seats….the whole auditorium….

  • Faithz

    Like sitting in the exact same cess pool, shameful, and
    sad.

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    You fell for SR bullshat and this is exactly why she will continue to post shat like this because there is always someone falling for the oke-doke.

  • hottlanta

    I guess Trump is gonna take some of those people to live on his various properties around the world.

  • Faithz

    Thank goodness they have all made it to
    Higher drier grounds.

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    It’s 2017, we have hybrids and vehicles that park themselves and countless gadgets and upgraded technology yet have not found a way to prevent extensive flood damage?

    “Shame on black people who continue electing Democrats to office who consistently do NOTHING to help their own people.”

    Should read “Shame on corrupt government for electing a self serving orange, subpar businessman as a president, who plans to do NOTHING to help American citizens whether republican or democrat”
    Fixed that for you :)

  • Renee26

    I just read up on this and the reasoning stems back to 2005 when there was an evacuation and it led to more deaths….traffic jams that lasted for days, deaths from heat exhaustion, explosions, etc.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/28/opinion/harvey-flooding-mayor-evacuation.html?mcubz=0

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Is that picture fake?

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    Well dayum ::in my gucci voice::: Tell us how you really feel?

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Apples and aardvarks. You can’t compare people’s decision to live in a flood zone and senior citizens abandoned in a flooded facility, because the head fool dropped the ball.

  • itsjismemelly

    this is so sad they should have been near the very top to be helped

  • You Could Never

    Went back and re-read. That Joel Osteen post is fulla shit with folks cap’n. I was on the fence but I am not any longer.

    Folks went IN on Nelly when they thought he was off shooting Honey Nut Cheerios commerical and hadnt spoken out about Ferguson. But comes to find out he was actually one of the first ones to do so and the first one to pony up some money. Why are folks giving Joel Osteen a damn PASS? It is to be EXPECTED that when YOUR city is in trouble, you step the hell UP and DO something. Not when you are shamed into doing it. You are the example.

    Joel WHITE ass doesnt get a damn PASS. His damn church used to BE the arena where the damn Houston Rockets played at. A whole NBA team. They won a championship in HIS building. 2 I do believe. When a championship is won its “for the city”.

    Open the damn church son. It aint hard. If Bey was still silent folks would have dragged her ass to smithereens by now, but Joel native Houstonian ass gets a PASS? FOH!

  • BacktolurkingIgo
  • Karen Brady

    the whole damn auditorium.. well that’s one I ain’t never heard and I luvs it :-).

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    The pic is irrelevant…all you have to do is turn on the news to see people suffering…that pic was just a ploy for suckas.

  • You Could Never

    And the owner of the SAME Rockets who used to play in Joel’s precious church…just gave $4 million damn dollars. And the team is for sale and he still gave. Stop making excuses for Joel. Fukk HIM

    http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/20490213/houston-rockets-owner-leslie-alexander-gives-4-million-tropical-storm-harvey-relief-effort

  • Renee26

    I was just about to post this…they dry and well and were evaluated and moved with no injuries or sickness following it

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    So I guess you haven’t got the memo yet, have you? This happened in Dickinson, TX. Not Houston. They mayor is Julie Masters, a Republican.
    But don’t let the facts get in the way of your diatribe. Carry on.

  • Yardgirl

    I totally agree!

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    Praise him because it’s bad down there. Poor people

  • Renee26

    They were

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    #fakenews
    Just sad. This is an American tragedy, and people cant restraint themselves form using the situation to play politics.

  • Renee26

    Shame on corrupt government overall

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    He’s a POS just like the orange toddler baby

  • Renee26

    Yeah right…he told them “good luck” …he approved funds for help and that’s all he will do

  • 4FlavorsOfMe CreoleMami

    I am sooo happy!!!! I reshared the pic yesterday and a few others of ppl who had their address on it so they could send for help… so happy that they are okay :)

  • You Could Never

    Sis. GO and read that post. All them folks in there riding for him. FOR WHET? Im truly mad.

  • Jygalo

    Wtf that’s not even from Houston! It’s from Dickinson. They had mandatory evacuations the water rose so fast.

    Stop with the bull ish people died all over Texas from this storm and IT’S STILL RAINING it’s NOT DONE YET and the Mayor of Houston and everyone else did a great job.

    Not cool at all. This has ISH to do with politics.

    Y’all ninjas need Jesus smdh

  • hottlanta

    Is T. D. Faker church the Potter House taking people in and is he letting them live with him at his mansion.

  • Jygalo

    You have royally pissed me me off. People are still getting evacuated and hospitals have closed down and you try and get clicks?

    The hurricane landed at Rockport which is close to Corpus Christi- Houston didn’t get a category 4 anything. Dayum at least google ish first smdh Houston got rain. We didn’t even get the tropical storm yet or the remnants! It’s supposed to land at Galveston on Thursday.

    Smdh ninjas I tell ya

  • Jygalo

    Umm you haven’t been to Houston boo. Stop with the bullish rhetoric. We have one of the strongest economies in the country. Have been for a long long time.

  • Jygalo

    Thank you! People dying and ninjas lying for clicks.

  • Bri

    The idiot Prez is republican. Just saying. Smh.

  • Ms Thang

    Did she lie tho?

  • MookieFly

    Im not about to get into the political mumbo jumbo but I know this is fairly disturbing that these seniors were not evacuated earlier. There needs to be a better plan established for these situations

  • Ms Thang

    He probably let the little b….never mind

  • You Could Never

    If a Hurricane impacted Dallas or Charleston WV where he is from, or if his building used to house the Dallas Mavericks then he would get the SAME rant. Next time you can @me.

  • Jygalo

    Yes. That’s not Houston. And I’m sitting in an area with zero flooding. No need to evacuate. This hurricane has been boo boo the fool. They can’t predict it. Ppl been knowing about this for weeks.

    This is no Katrina. We got more rain than that and we still here. Mayor Turner rocks as do most here. We learned and did better.

    It’s not ever yet for Us either. But do go ahead and believe crap if you want to.

  • Lucy

    I’m sure there will be a fee. He is always trying to line his pockets.

  • Artie Bagata

    Home girl look like she sitting there knitting

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    It would be the responsibility of the facility to evacuate the residents not the government.

  • Ms Thang

    People excuse is that he didn’t have enough time to plan. That’s BULL!!! We were hearing about that storm days before it hit and we don’t even live in Texas. He should have had his people planning the minute the warning was given. Him and his family was out of town probably laying up in a 5 star hotel eating shrimp and lobster on the churches dime.

  • You Could Never

    Girl. I CANNOT. The amount of folks taking up for him is beyond maddening.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    So, the picture is real and the circumstances are real. The mayor, regardless of their name or political party, dropped the ball. Furthermore, I stand behind my comments regarding the state of Democrat-run cities and states. High taxes. High crime. High unemployment. Liberal judges. A complete mess.

  • Lucy

    Well you have a republican president and you see how that turning out!

  • You Could Never

    Well glad this happened in a Republican-run town. They have old folks floating in water for goodness sakes. They don’t need all of this

    ” High taxes. High crime. High unemployment. Liberal judges. A complete mess.”
    They have enough to worry about

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    The facility isn’t responsible for drafting and implementing a citywide evacuation. In situations like this, the government has a duty to step in and protect its most vulnerable citizens.

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    Yes I am being serious.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Ummmm…is that old white lady sitting there knitting something? If so, damn. Doesn’t she realize the TV room has turned into Lake Tahoe?

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    Yes a mandatory evacuation could of helped the elderly and helpless. But these people’s families could of helped them as well. I know if a member of my family is in a elderly care home, I would of made sure I evacuated them and myself. IJS, just an opinion not blaming or pointing the finger at anyone.

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    Right!

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Did I say Republican-run jurisdictions are perfect? I have lived in red states and blue states. Based on my experience, the red state had lower taxes, lower unemployment, lower crime rates, and the judges were tougher on criminals.

  • Lucy

    They weren’t “abandoned”

  • MissHarlem

    You mad ?

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    Gurrlllll, I heard that somewhere, prolly Tamar…..she stay telling people to have several seats….LOL

  • Lucy

    I city the size of Houston( the 5th largest city in the US) can never be 100% prepared for something of this magnitude. I live in Austin and they/we were expecting heavy rainfall, but nothing of this proportion.

  • Diva4lyfe

    Either in Houston or on the outskirts of Houston. To see these elderly patients sitting here let it be knitting or doing crossword puzzles is very sad. And the most they may be doing something to keep their mind occupied because if not the more they worry about the current situation may stress them out to an early death. So that may be why they are not having an idle mind. I saw the picture of them once they got to another location on GMA and was so happy to see them all in a better situation with the smiles they showed. God Bless all the areas that was hit by the hurricane, the rain and aftermath.

  • Canary Red™
  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    “That’s not Houston. And I’m sitting in an area with zero flooding.”

    You are fortunate. But thousands of people are packed into shelters in Houston because their houses are under water.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    “Houston didn’t get a category 4 anything. Houston got rain.”

    You sound ignorant. Thousands of people are packed into shelters in Houston because of flooding from Hurricane Harvey.

  • Elle

    It does look like that, but they were actually trying to inflate life jackets.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    That’s not the point, and you know it.

    The blog owner wrongly pinned this on a Democrat mayor, when this happened in a Republican jurisdiction. But of course you took the bait with this story…and even after that was pointed out, you decided to just double down on your anti-Democrat diatribe which has NOTHING do to with the circumstances in this story. You people are just ridiculous.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    There is still a plan in place. There is a plan.

  • Jygalo

    That is true. But sadly anyone who has lived here knows that if it rains everywhere for even a few hours we have street flooding. The tax day flooding in 2016 was due to heavy rain. Houston is so spread out it’s impossible to evacuate the entire city.

    Thanks for bringing awareness but several towns were completely destroyed by the eye of the hurricane. Rockport and Refugio to name a few. It’s not just Houston.

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    I refuse Sis this debate is going on Facebook too. You can’t defend the indefensible smh….

  • Jygalo

    Umm the hurricane landed at Rockport. Close to Corpus Christi. Not Houston. We got bands of rain from the EFFECT of the hurricane. The flooding happens because of the RAIN. We didn’t get hurricane force winds. But Refugio and Rockport did. Do a story on that devastation. Maybe their Mayors are democratic too?

    Sorry grammar matters. And it quickly went from a 4 to a 2 by the time it got to Refugio.

    Google Texas Storm Chasers twitter feed. Knowledge is power!

  • Girlfriend

    They did the worst job ever–usually it’s the old folks and babies that get first help. What the hell happened here? I smell a lawsuit if Grandma gets sick and dies.

  • Jygalo

    Now I’m in my feelings because I’m still in this. Blk white hispanic all folks came together in this. I respect your hustle but please don’t take away from what’s happening here and all over Texas. And please remember it’s not over for some. The rain is still coming.

  • indano

    Welp it figures. Darn shame….

  • indano

    The idiot Mayor is negro. Just saying. Smh.

  • RealGzOnly

    Girl u need to calm down. And get off a blogging site and focus more so on your safety and others. Talking trash to a blogger ain’t gonna save or fix your situation……But thTs a ninja for you. Worrying about the wrong bs! Even in a dang On crisis got time to be blogging ….wow just wow!!!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Common sense should tell you a storm means flooding. Whether it was cat 2 or 4, they should have evacuated the elderly. The Weather Service showed the expected track of the storm which went over Houston. The mayor should have listened to the governor. I’m done debating with you.

  • indano

    Trumps fault….. huh?

  • FOR COMMENT

    right!..This dumb azzz negro..deliberately went against Gov. Abbott suggestion and has not once stepped up and apologize for his stupid decision–I guess he wanted Obama to say nigga you need to evacuate.

  • Electricbird83

    First off, the mayor had nothing to do with these ppl in the picture. This happened in Dickinson, about 40 mins from Houston. Now if you are going to complain about who the mayor should have evacuated, focus on all the flooded out ppl in Houston!!
    And secondly evacuate where??? Yes ppl should have been told leave sooner than what they where told but houston despite hurricane Allison/Ike there’s no try plan within or even outside the city ppl can go—never mind those that can’t make the 3-5 hour drive to San Antonio or Dallas.
    Despite its shortcomings, with the prior mayors no true plans have been created so I’m not going to start to blame mr turner esp when it seems like he is trying just a bit more than ms Parker (previous mayor)

  • hottlanta

    We got white people sitting in an indoor flooded pool and Sandra says,Shame on black people who continue electing Democrats to office who consistently do NOTHING to help their own people. Isn’t Texas a Republican state. Did yall hear Don Lemon talking to the young lady in the apartment complex where the bottom units were flooded and someone asked the neighbor could they come upstairs and stay with them and they said they could for $300.00. I was trying not to laugh all I could say was dayum. Homegirl trying to run hotel business even in the flood. Paul Ryan and some Republican Texans are being read the riot act because they didn’t sign the bill so the Hurricane Sandy people could get additional funding for the flood and folks are checking them to see how much money this Texas flood gonna get. They can’t wait to cut up.

  • Tink Tink

    They actually called for help once they realized they needed to evacuate. Help only came (civilians), hours later, because the daughter of the owners posted this picture.

  • ouzad D

    My point exactly Texas is one of the reddest states in the south Sandra failed to mention all those republicans that failed to sign disaster relief fund bills but know wants to make this tragedy into a political right wingnut talking point.

  • Jygalo

    No debate. The city where that pic was taken did have a mandatory evacuation, by the way. The residents of the nursing home are all safe, thank God.

    Sidenote- how cool of you respond to comments!

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b79138dae44531f8e11c0b7e5ae9bdba643e15e3116ded0364d0ffea5bd5ebfb.png

  • ouzad D

    thank you!!! anyone with a ounce of common sense knows you can’t panic a city with over a million residents to flee at least 75 miles away from the gulf coast areas with nowhere to go or many times no money to make it happen. He is doing more than Bush did the first 48 hours of Katrina or the quick fashion photo op of trump and his concubine.

  • Jygalo

    Umm, I’m not in a crisis. And we’re pretty much flooded in. The offices are closed schools are closed stores are closed….people’s lives have been saved via social media.

    Do you understand the difference between flooded in and flooded out? ?

  • ouzad D

    where the rich owners and corporations of these nursing homes at where’s there culpability in all this besides collecting these poor souls medicaid and medicare checks for rent.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    I do not believe this picture. What nut would sit there and continue to knit when the place is flooded. Trust me, the elderly is not that calm.

  • Bri

    Troll be gone!

  • Electricbird83

    When you on the outside looking in you have a jaded view of how things should go but when you actually live here it gets real real. I remember Rita and the panic that caused… I say this mayor is doing pretty damn good trying to bring the relief about despite the fact most didn’t evacuate!!!

  • ouzad D

    Can everyone say CLICKBAIT

  • Jen_no_juice

    MAYOR TURNER HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH WHAT GOES ON IN DICKINSON!!! So was Mayor Turner supposed to abandon his folks needing help in Houston to go help Dickinson????

  • Jen_no_juice

    Thank you! I’ve been trying to explain this to ppl. During hurricane Rita, it took folks 24 hours to get to Dallas from Houston. Ppl died in their cars from dehydration and exhaustion

  • indano

    Dolt

  • http://ebonynsweet.com Ebony N’ Sweet

    I hate to say it and speak out against another blakc man… But the Mayor made the wrong call.. HE shouldn’t be reelected into office.

  • http://ebonynsweet.com Ebony N’ Sweet

    Then you don’t know nothing about Elderly people lol…. THey loose alot of their mind at that age.

  • NIA

    This was so, sad.

  • hottlanta

    Still waiting on Dump to let the people live in one of his properties, if that was President Obama they would be going all kinds of in on him.

  • FallenOne

    2front teeth must be veneers…

  • my view

    dallas is 5hrs away how they gonna get there? but he did send boats

  • Malcom Flex

    White people usually take care of their own, right?!

  • hottlanta

    He went to Katrina. I remember him in the Superdome.

  • NaeNae2015

    Thank you!!!

  • Harley

    story of her life. she has no heart and lives for click and bait

  • Disqus_year4016

    lmaO, I just realIze the Lady Is knitting. Who really is that calm when there is a flOOd. Even someone with dementia will panick, old or young.

  • Disqus_year4016

    Exactly, they take these poor people checKs but they can’t evacuate them a.s.a.p. got them sitting in water.

  • Allihave2say

    The City of Dickinson, Texas, has its own City Administrator and the Mayor of Houston is not responsible for Dickinson. I’ve met Sylvester Turner a few times before. He is a nice man who always wanted to be Mayor & Governor of Texas. The Governor could have issued a mandatory evacuation order but deferred to the cities. Most of us did prepare and shelter in place and are doing very well. The greatest hits are the freeways, feeders, and areas near bayous and rivers that overflowed. In my community we have homes with lakes in the backyards or near by and the result has been an overflow. The Governor himself stated that no one knows the magnitude of flooding to come so he recommends evacuation.
    Harris County Judge Ed Emmett is whom most people listen to for advise on what to do. At his suggestion all schools will be closed until September 05, 2017. He also recommended to shelter in place.

    After Katrina we evacuated and many of us were stuck on the freeways from days. I stayed home with my children. I think it was Hurricane Rita. The transportation/gas/food/mail nothing was able to move in or out. That had made both sides of the freeways out only. They had to clear off the freeways. A lot of people ran out of gas on the freeway. It was a mess.
    They released some of the levies to stop the damns from breaking. This compounded the flooded. 400,000 people out of millions in Houston being displaced under this type of catastrophe is God-amazing.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Yes they do lose their minds and are afraid of everything that’s why I said what I said. If the picture is authentic I’m glad to hear they are safe now.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Who cares what race he Is? Oh I forgot, you do cave demon. Go back under your rock.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    They are like herpes…they keep coming back.

  • Mrs. Joyce

    Our Mayor is doing a fantastic job. The last time we had mass evacuation there were several deaths on the freeway, no gas in the city , and 24 hours stuck on the freeway. God got us, please do not insult what you know nothing about.

  • Victor Nathan

    folks on the Titanic were still playing banjo and singing while it was going down

  • MS L

    Sandra, I’m a Houstonian. You can make the most ignorant statements.

  • MS L

    Well said.

  • BigCapacityCumDumpster

    Our dark skin Aunty Sandra from Uganda. Please check your facts Aunty.

  • HTOWNPinkPuffingHerbal

    Up until this post I was here for Sandra Rose. Shame on you Sandra…
    #PRAYFORTEXAS

  • HTOWNPinkPuffingHerbal

    ????????

  • bella28498 .

    low key they look comfortable

  • http://www.swedishsoul.com Christina Duphorn Zehnder

    This is horrible. Where is Dump?…. It is time for us to start helping each other one person at a time…..

  • LeXx

    Let Me make sure i understand this post correctly! U post abt elderly Ppl potentially loosing their lives and Sandra has the nerve to say ” black people shld stop voting Democrat” but her white savior went to C.Christie TX and not Houston like he said he was all so he cld say nothing and do nothing “to a good turn out” crowd of Ppl? Sandra we DNT GIVE A FLYING F*©k abt yr stupid a** opinion… Blog the facts and say NOTHING ELSE…. YR IGNORANCE IS UNBEARABLE

  • Waya Hedia

    Yes. EVERYONE should stop voting Democrat. Calm down.

  • Waya Hedia

    It has ALWAYS been that time. A President can’t hold your hand.

  • Waya Hedia

    They take care of everyone who needs help. Instead of taking advantage of them. Check the photos from Houston and check your ignorance at the door.

  • Waya Hedia

    No.. they don’t ‘lose their minds’ my god girl. They do lose their ability to walk though.. Derpus

  • Waya Hedia

    Don Lemon is a dipshit.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    There are reports that the elderly women all suffer from dementia.

  • Waya Hedia

    Seems quite possible since the poor darlings were in their chairs.. My point was that old people don’t always lose their minds. My mum is 92 and sharp as a tack.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    My reader was explaining why one of the residents seemed to be knitting in waist high water.

  • http://ebonynsweet.com Ebony N’ Sweet

    Girl go to sleep…. “Lose their minds” doesn’t equal Fear. If anything loosing your mind can make you Fearless.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    NO, YOU need to take your ass to sleep! You need to look at what I am replying to and STFU. So you do not agree with my comment… That’s what makes this blog interesting. If you don’t like it then just block me or go to another response. If you can’t respect someone else’s opinion then you shouldn’t be here. I do not agree with everything you say so I just keep it moving. You need to do the same.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Thank you Sandra

  • Mister Fantastic

    Hi Hater. Our GREAT Mayor is Sylvester Turner of HOUSTON. Dickerson is over a hour away. TIP: Dickerson DOES NOT have a mayor, it operates under a City Administrator. Please take this L as MAYOR TURNER has NOTHING to do with this municipality, but God bless all the soul affected by this horrible event. This is a rebuttal to your #FakeNews moment…

  • Jeloi

    What has race have to do with this, people of all races are hurting right!

  • Darlene Johnston

    i dont think that piture is reel.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    How about you take this L, as in Lose your Login?

  • Electricbird83

    Tell it and break it down again!! Truth be told it wasn’t all the way “us” who voted him in!! I’m not all the way sure how Adrian Garcia didn’t get on that ballot..

  • http://www.swedishsoul.com Christina Duphorn Zehnder

    true that.

  • Cocoa Rose

    You’re stupid LOL. You did call out Democrat ran cities and than tried to switch up when the facts were presented.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Again, did I say Republican-run jurisdictions are perfect? Unless you can prove that was or is my position, arguing that point is rather futile.

    Just because I point out one groups flaws, doesn’t mean other groups are flawless. ?

  • LeXx

    You are example of the problem

  • Waya Hedia

    uh-huh..

  • Malcom Flex

    Please. BP get shit on during this sort of thing.

  • Malcom Flex

    And, F you, too.

  • Malcom Flex

    Funny how many run to cape for old white people and don’t give 2 S’s about old BP some of yall just can’t help it.

  • Erika Davis

    This is NOT how this happened AT ALL Sandra!! Shame on YOU for spreading lies about what happened in our city! Mayor Turner has no jurisdiction over the city of Dickinson. And our city has 6 MILLION people. Where the hell was the entire city going to evacuate to??? We attempted to evacuate prior to Hurricane Rita which led to thousands of people trapped on roadways for hours running out of gas and trapped in harms way. Be clear, mandatory and voluntary evacuations WERE CALLED for various parts of the Houston area. The fact that you took such a tragic situation to spread fake news is disgusting!

  • randbee

    I’m from DICKINSON TEXAS and everything Ms. Erika Davis commented is correct. To add, my entire 31 years of life DICKINSON has NEVER flooded. Most people who live there don’t own flood insurance because it was not marked a “flood zone” This was TOTALLY unexpected. Before you start to spread your opinion please do your research first!