Transcript for Floodwaters are beginning to recede, revealing severely damaged properties
We are here in Houston's piney point village tonight. The water is beginning to drain away here, but as you can see behind me, the homes are still underwater. Families may return to find them severely damaged, and across the city, firefighters are going door to door, checking homes to see if anyone was left behind. Weav're coming back to here. Reporter: Tonight, first responders canvassing Houston. The city's bravest checking on the city's residents. All we're doing is we're going by each house, checking door to door. Reporter: They've rescued more than 7,000 from the floodwaters, working double shifts, while many of their own homes are flooded. Fighting fires in chest-high water. Watch that hydrant! Reporter: Going under to connect the hose. We're about a hose short right now. Reporter: Using a boat's engine to propel water onto the flames. One firefighter injured here. And tonight, we went back to where we were at during the height of the storm. This is incredible. The last time we were in this neighborhood it was filled with water. We could only get through this road on a boat. You can't see if it's a foot or 10 feet. Reporter: That night, the Jackson brothers helped us get a boat to Yvette Webb, who contacted us through social media. Yvette? Reporter: She was inside her neighbor's flooded out home. Hi. How are you? Oh, many god. Thank you so much. Thank you so much. Reporter: Now back at home and piling up everything she's lost. We feel that we are very, very fortunate. And that we have each other, you know, stuff is stuff. Reporter: On the same block we noticed another home with all this destruction outside, but the thing that struck us is there are several kids outside helping out. Inside an entire home being gutted, the water line clearly visible. The kids -- students helping out their teacher. I didn't even have to call. They just showed up. Reporter: The teacher, Michele Hayes, sharing video of her harrowing story. That's her home. It came up just so fast and we had nowhere to go. Reporter: Here's what it looked like when she opened her son's door. Seeing the water at my son's mattress, and having to tell my children to put on bathing suits and life jackets because we had to leave our home. Something I see every time I look in the mirror. Reporter: Now Michele is not even sure she can stay here. Besides the water, she's now battling mold. It's unreal. I feel like this isn't even my home. It's -- it's something I never thought would happen. Reporter: But amid all this destruction, superheroes cheering up the youngest evacuees. You made that? Yeah. Good job. Reporter: And this video -- ??? a father playing the piano for his son -- calming his fears about the future. An incredible moment. A strong father right there. Many school wrs danged as well, and Houston pushing back the start of classes to the second week of September now, and they will be serving students three meals a day when they get back.
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