Update: Harvey soaks western Louisiana

After five days of torrential rain, the latest weather forecast predicts less than two centimetres of rain and perhaps even sunshine for the Houston area -- but the danger is far from over.
    
Authorities and family members have reported at least 18 deaths from Harvey, while law enforcement agencies say more than 13-thousand 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.
     
Meantime, Western Louisiana residents braced for more wind and water as Tropical Storm Harvey made its second landfall this morning after dumping record rainfall on Texas.
     
The storm came ashore just west of Cameron, Louisiana, bringing maximum sustained winds near 72 kilometres per hour.
     
Harvey had lingered over Texas for days before meandering back into the Gulf of Mexico, and forecasters say another 13-to-25 centimetres of rain could fall in western Louisiana.