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As calendar hits six month mark after Harvey, thousands of Southeast Texan's still seek normalcy

Thousands of people across Southeast Texas are still displaced after Harvey hits home.

It's been almost 6 months after a the costliest storm takes on Southeast Texas, and people are still working hard to get back to normalcy.

Harvey is on top of the list costing the nation over $100,000,000,000.

This recovery effort hits close to home to several of our co-workers at 12News, Vanessa Holmes, Lance Edwards and Juan Rodriguez are still displaced after the storm.

"it makes me feel homeless," says David Prevost, who lives in Port Arthur.

He is heartbroken at the sight of his gutted out home.

"We came back and we did most of the work ourselves," says Prevost.

Prevost is one of the thousands of people across Southeast Texas who lost so much to flooding waters.

"We lost everything since the water was high over the counter," he says.

Prevost says the water in his home was waist deep.

"I'm ready to get back to my house," he says.

Even at the 6 month mark, he is still not the only one displaced by the storm.

According to a survey done by the Episcopal Health Foundation, about 6 in 10 people affected by the storm say their lives are still disrupted.

It's a disruption that also has thousands of contractors working.

"We've been very busy," says Eloy Gonzalez, who is currently working on a home in Port Arthur.

It's a 7 day work week for those like Gonzalez and many others.

"It's sad, even tho we're getting work, seeing people suffer through it touches you," Gonzalez says.

"I just pray to the lord to get it done, that's all i can do," Prevost says.