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In Harvey's Wake

Debt, loss and faith: How three families are faring a year after Hurricane Harvey

The deadly storm was indiscriminate during its week of destruction. Texans living in the massive disaster area were thrust into a historic housing recovery effort rife with bureaucratic roadblocks, agonizing financial decisions and still-lingering anxieties.

The Eichberger family RV housed Kareen, Jon and two of their sons for nearly a year after their house was flooded by the rains of Tropical Storm Harvey. The RV is parked in the driveway of their damaged home, allowing Kareen and Jon to oversee ongoing repairs.

In Harvey's Wake

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Ashton Eichberger (left) and his older brother, Aiden Eichberger (right), play video games together in the RV that became their temporary home after Harvey flooded their house in Friendswood, Texas.

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Shammi Bajaj stands in her garage where salvaged belongings from Hurricane Harvey remain to be sorted in Houston, Texas.

Rockport: A year in an RV

Samantha McCrary opened up her land in Rockport as a refugee Camp of sorts after Harvey hit the area. At its peak, more than 100 people lived on her land in tents and RVs; family members and volunteers helped McCrary provide up to 1,500 meals a day free of charge.
Rockport Relief Camp volunteers load boxes of diapers for a daycare center that cares for children of families affected by Hurricane Harvey on Friday, July 13, 2018. Samantha McCrary opened up her land in Rockport as a refugee camp after Harvey hit the area. It's now a distribution center for people who will still need supplies and food.

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