Underwater Houston neighborhood shows reality of Harvey destruction

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HOUSTON (KPRC-TV) - Our Houston affiliate KPRC is getting the first look at some of the devastation due to flooding from Hurricane Harvey.

One of their reporters, Joel Eisenbaum, rode along with first reponders in Houston neighborhood where flood waters have risen above many one-story homes and street signs.

Authorities and family members have reported at least 18 deaths from Harvey, while law enforcement agencies say more than 13,000 people have been rescued in the Houston area and surrounding parts of Southeast Texas.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner also implemented a curfew of midnight to 5 a.m. in an apparent response to scattered reports of looting. Police Chief Art Acevedo said violators would be searched and arrested.

Watch Eisenbaum's neighborhood tour here:

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