Displaced families in Texas must wait one week to return home

Many towns along the Texas coast have been reduced to wastelands of debris, with some families losing everything.
1:45 | 08/29/17

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Back now with the heartbreaking homecoming along the Texas coast. Some evacuated families making the return trip back today, only to find nothing left. ABC's senior national correspondent, Matt Gutman, with that story. Reporter: Tonight towns along the Texas coast reduced to wastelands of debris. In rockport, we found Christina and Robert urdiales, both of them police officers, scavenging what they could through lawns turned mud pits. Got a call from my friend, he said it was all gone. Reporter: Harvey's wind obliterating their home. Outside port aransas, the It's not junk to us. Reporter: Outside port aransas, the displaced lining up for miles, hoping to salvage something. Residents like Danielle and William week, who fled port aransas to corpus Christi to sit out the storm. Danielle is scheduled for a c-section tomorrow. What about your home? We're pretty worried we won't have a home to go back to. Reporter: They invited us to go back with them, but were blocked at this check point. So we're going to go check this out for you. You're okay with that? Yes. Reporter: We were allowed to drive in past the mind-numbing wreckage of mashed up metal and splintered wood. It's hard to tell what even happened here. And then we found their home. It was flipped over and wrapped around that palm tree. Want to see this? The worst part is seeing all the kids' stuff on the ground. Reporter: I know. It was better knowing. Now we know it's not going to be there. Reporter: Tom, it is heartbreaking for that family, but also for the thousands here who have lost everything. It is devastation and 360 hampering the recovery. No water, no power, no cell phones and the remnants of Harvey are whipping back through here again, Tom. It's incredible. That community has suffered so much. Matt, thank you.

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