TEXAS -- It's been one year since Hurricane Harvey came barreling into the Texas Coast.

August 25, 2017, the category four storm made landfall near Port Aransas. It then hit a second time at Holiday Beach as a Category 3 storm.

The President issued a major disaster declaration for the State of Texas as he prepared for his first major natural disaster without a permanent Homeland Security Secretary.

Governor Greg Abbott, also figuring out how to lead the state during his first big storm as Governor.

"We'll have plenty of time to rebuild homes and rebuild lives, but the most important thing to do right now is to stay safe," Abbott said ahead of the storm.

Over those next few days, Harvey meandered its way up the Texas coast, triggering the largest rainfall event ever recorded in the United States. The storm dropped up to 60 inches of rain in parts of southeast Texas including Fort Bend, Brazoria and Harris counties.

It left more than 60 people dead and caused about $125 billion in damage.

Over the past year, the rebuilding process has been slow but steady.

Nearly 10 percent of the people affected have not been able to return to their homes according to a report from two nonprofits that surveyed impacted Texans.

But for those who have moved back in, the welcome home party has been sweet.

Click the video link above to watch the stories of families recovering from the storm, how the state is working to better prepare itself for future disasters and we break down an investigation that looked into where the state failed to protect workers following Harvey.