(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.
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One person was killed Monday morning when a motorcyclist and tanker truck collided near Naval Base San Diego, authorities said.
Guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins will depart San Diego for deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility Monday.
Transportation officials Monday celebrate the completion of $28 million in improvements to the Oceanside Transit Center that they say will make holiday travel much smoother in the region.
Border patrol agents are still investigating Monday after a dangerous smuggling attempt off the La Jolla coast turned deadly Saturday night.
The sea of pink continued Sunday with 2,200 people marching in the name of breast cancer research funding on the third - and final - day of the Susan G. Komen San Diego 3-Day.
Five people beat to unconscious a 37-year-old man and then took his cell phone at the Horton Plaza in San Diego, a police officer said Sunday.
A non-injury fire Sunday completely destroyed one unit and damaged another in a Rancho Penasquitos apartment complex, displacing two families.