Harvey debris pickup a problem in Fort Bend County

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Residents are struggling to have storm debris picked up in Fort Bend County. (KTRK)

Outside her home of 19 years, Madge Blanz struggles to look at what was once inside.

"Now, I'm going to cry...to see all our hard work that we have done just be gone?" she said.

Looking at the piles every day, she said, has become more difficult, and she fears whatever might be growing or now living in there.

Up and down the street, many homes were flooded once water was released from nearby reservoirs.

"This was a very attractive neighborhood before this happened. Now it looks like a war zone," said flood victim Darrell Stucky.

Since neither the federal, state nor local governments have arrived, the local municipal utilities district is trying to clean up the area, but at a price tag of $40,000 per day, their efforts are adding up.

They only have $600,000 to spend, money that officials say will run out on Saturday.

Some have grown tired of waiting. Stucky says he's paying thousands of dollars out of his own pocket to make all of the trash go away, but others don't have that kind of money to spare.

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