Reporting from the First Ward, where the water is as high as anyone in the neighborhood can remember.

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Phil Arredondo has lived in the First Ward for his entire life—nearly 50 years—and he's never seen the water as high as it is today outside his home on Edwards Street, not far from American Statesmanship Park.

There, the 18-foot-tall busts of four American presidents, created by David Addickes, are completely submerged, along with a few nearby homes. Beyond the park, I-45 and I-10 are also completely underwater; the famous "Be Someone" graffiti on the railroad bridge about I-45 South barely peeks above the water.

Below, additional video we've gathered from across the city shows the extent of the flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey on Sunday afternoon. With more rain ahead in the coming days, it only looks like the waters will get higher from here. Stay safe out there, y'all.

 

 

 

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Bear Branch Reservoir in The Woodlands is spilling over as fast as it fills up. 📸by @captain_____morgan

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This is the scene from Elan Heights right now. #hurricaneharvey

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