(NEWS 8) — As Irma moves on, residents are returning home to hard-hit areas to take stock of the destruction - and they are sharing it on social media.
From Twitter and Instagram:
To YouTube and Facebook:
People living in Irma's path are giving the world a glimpse into just how destructive she was.
Since Irma has been downgraded to a tropical storm, more and more residents have been documenting the aftermath, which left behind fallen trees, flooded roadways and thousands of damaged structures.
Billionaire Richard Branson shared video Monday taken from his private island in the Bahamas.
His home is hardly recognizable compared to what it looked like before.
Much of the buildings and vegetation on Necker has been destroyed or badly damaged. But British Virgin Islands Hurricane #Irma story is not about Necker - it is about the tens of thousands of people who have lost their homes and their livelihoods.
Together with Hurricane Harvey, it's estimated Irma has caused nearly $300 billion in damage.
Several people lost their lives.
Despite the damage and heartache, many have been sharing how fortunate they feel.
On twitter, Scott Fishman posted a video expressing gratitude:
Others are using social media to encourage people to donate.
And people have also been checking in so their loved ones know they're safe.
An allegedly-intoxicated driver crashed down an embankment after trying to evade a pursuing sheriff's deputy Saturday night.
San Diegans are going online to raise money to help make ends meet amid a partial government shutdown prolonged by a impasse over President Trump's demand for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Waterfront Park in downtown San Diego played host to thousands of people demonstrating in the third annual Women's March, which also took place in dozens of other cities across the country.
Three people robbed a San Carlos jewelry store on Saturday afternoon, then fled before officers were able to arrive, police said.
A record number of County employees will be hitting the streets next week to help count homeless people in the region.