Neighbors leaning on each other in Friendswood after Harvey

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Nearly a quarter of all Friendswood homes were damaged in the floods. (KTRK)

Friendswood neighbors are still cleaning after Harvey impacted nearly a quarter of all homes.

One of those impacted is Charlie Taylor. The Friendswood resident is back in his home after spending several nights in a safe space.

"Six inches devastated the whole downstairs," Taylor said. "Everything we had down there is gone."

He and his wife, Mary, are able to live on the second level. The first level will take months to rebuild after throwing much of it away.

"Sadness is there to see treasured things that you had, pictures, photo albums, things of that nature," Taylor said.

The Taylors aren't alone. Friendswood said water damaged 3,000 homes.

"Overwhelming. Devastating," Friendswood resident Cynthia Truelove said. "It's a mess everywhere. It's just a mess."

Truelove is one of those victims. The good news for her, and the 3,000 other households, are the shelters handing out supplies.

"Yes, it's moving to see all the loving people," Truelove said.

First Baptist Friendswood is handing out cleaning, baby supplies, while another church hands out non-perishable food.

A boost these people need after losing so much. "It's material that can be replaced," Taylor said.

The city is still collecting data. Monday is Friendswood's first council meeting since Harvey hit. The city is expected to give an update on the Harvey recovery.

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