Porter devastated by Harvey's flooding and high winds

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Reporter Veronica Miracle looks at the damage left by Harvey in the Montgomery County town of Porter. (KTRK)

Near the west fork of the San Jacinto River lies a devastated neighborhood. Homes were ripped from their foundations and spread across the length of a football field.

Roy Head's home is still in tact, but there's not much left inside.

"I didn't know if I had anything or anywhere to go," he said.

Head, whose son Sundance is on tour, is one of dozens in the area who came home to nothing. Water made it to the second story of his home.

He made it out alive, but the family cat didn't.

Addie Rybert lives down the street. She lost her newly remodeled home.

"Everything you had - collectibles, pictures - you've just got to get out before it takes you," Rybert said.

There's a sliver of hope for the forlorn community, though, because volunteers from Rebuild South Texas have arrived to assist in the cleanup efforts.

"We helped pull these people out of their homes and we just dropped them off on dry land. "We didn't know what happened to them after that," said volunteer Shane Perry.

The volunteers left their lives back home to do work for free. They plan on going house to house until they run out of supplies.

"You wonder how you're going to do this, and then all of the sudden here comes all this help. There is a God. I guess he's not mad at me anymore," said Head.

Rebuild South Texas is currently accepting volunteers and donations of supplies through their website. They plan to start with homes occupied by the elderly and veterans and need additional manpower to get it done.

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