Rockport Senior Living Complex Roof Collapses, People Trapped Inside

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Hurricane Harvey has made landfall in Texas and is currently a Category 4. With high winds and heavy rain, there have been several reports of building collapses, roofs caving in, and flooding.

On Friday night, CBS News correspondent David Begnaud reported that a senior living complex in Rockport had its roof collapse. Although many people have evacuated the area, there are people who chose to stay behind. There are elderly people living in this complex who are trapped. According to Begnaud, emergency crews are unable to enter the building.

It’s important to note that this was not a nursing home or an assisted living facility. The complex houses older people, but isn’t run by the state. The people living there were warned about the hurricane and encouraged to leave, but many couldn’t do so for a variety of reasons.

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“Majority of [people] who stay can be disabled, caregivers for disabled, poor, and/or no car or connections outside the city. Many VERY SAD REASONS,” said one Twitter user.

“And those who left are just as desperate. A group of ten people drove up to San Antonio yesterday in a Saturn. TEN PEOPLE. Took them 5 [hours],” added another.

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