Active Alerts

Hurricane Irma through our eyes: Will Peebles

1 of 18

An Isle of Hope home in the 100 block of Parkersburg Road narrowly missed a tree that fell after the rain from Hurricane Irma stopped on Monday. Neighbor Bryan Stovall was sitting on his back porch fiddling with his generator when he heard the tree crack and saw it start to fall. The tree brought down a power line with it, and the Stovalls still don't have power. (Will Peebles/Savannah Morning News)

by: Will Peebles

2 of 18

Jim Wooten piles debris from Hurricane Irma onto his wheelbarrow on Talahi Island on Tuesday. Wooten said the storm didn't cause nearly as much damage as Hurricane Matthew, which cost him $30,000 in repairs. (Will Peebles/Savannah Morning News)

by: Will Peebles

3 of 18

Amberley Stewart cleans up the debris in her yard on Talahi Island on Monday. Initally, she planend to evacuate, but when she and her husband Will saw the storm heading west, they decided to stay and wait out Hurricane Irma at home. Stewart said she heard some loud, howling gusts of wind during the storm, and the water near the marshland near the island started to look like the ocean, with water levels rising above some of the docks. (Will Peebles/Savannah Morning News)

by: Will Peebles

4 of 18

by: Will Peebles

5 of 18

by: Will Peebles

6 of 18

Flood waters from Hurricane Irma rise around the African-American Slavery Monument in Rousakis Plaza on River Street. (Will Peebles/Savannah Morning News)

by: Will Peebles

7 of 18

People stop to take photos of the flooded cobblestone on River Street Monday afternoon. Chatham Emergency Management Agency said while Hurricane Irma brought Savannah less debris that Hurricane Matthew, the flooding from the Irma has been worse. (Will Peebles/Savannah Morning News)

by: Will Peebles

8 of 18

A truck drives through the flooded cul de sac on Tappan Zee Drive Monday morning. The cul de sac was severely flooded after Hurricane Matthew last year, causing damage to houses and leaving many residents displaced. (Will Peebles/Savannah Morning News)

by: Will Peebles

9 of 18

The Savannah River overflows into Rousakis Plaza on Monday near the Georgia Queen riverboat on River Street. (Will Peebles/Savannah Morning News)

by: Will Peebles

10 of 18

The City of Savannah’s Incident Management Team, made up of Savannah firefighters, police officers, information technology workers and public information officers prepare for Hurricane Irma at the Critical Workforce Shelter, located near the city’s public works facility in outside of Port Wentworth on Ga. 21. (Will Peebles/Savannah Morning News)

by: Will Peebles

11 of 18

The City of Savannah’s Incident Management Team, made up of Savannah firefighters, police officers, information technology workers and public information officers prepare for Hurricane Irma at the Critical Workforce Shelter, located near the city’s public works facility in outside of Port Wentworth on Ga. 21. (Will Peebles/Savannah Morning News)

by: Will Peebles

12 of 18

by: Will Peebles

13 of 18

Boots in a storage room wait to be utilized by the City of Savannah’s Incident Management Team, made up of Savannah firefighters, police officers, information technology workers and public information officers prepare for Hurricane Irma at the Critical Workforce Shelter, located near the city’s public works facility in outside of Port Wentworth on Ga. 21. (Will Peebles/Savannah Morning News)

by: Will Peebles

14 of 18

Scott Efird and daughter Caroline walk down a vacant Broughton Street on Sunday. The two live on Tybee Island, but evacuated to their property in downtown Savannah in preperation for Hurricane Irma. (Will Peebles/Savannah Morning News)

by: Will Peebles

15 of 18

by: Will Peebles

16 of 18

Nick and Erika McCreadie take in the impromptu hurricane mural at Cassandra's Jewelry Imports as they walk down River Street on Sunday. The spray painated plywood under the Cassandra's facade shielded the doors from debris when Hurricane Matthew swept by Savannah in 2016. (Will Peebles/Savannah Morning News)

by: Will Peebles

17 of 18

by: Will Peebles

18 of 18

Mary Grace, left, Abigail Eller, Bujar Halitaj and Andi Shehi sip coffee outside of the boarded up Foxy Loxy on Sunday. Grace and Eller are locals who decided to stay in Savannah for the storm, but Halitaj and Shehi drove up from Tampa on Saturday. The evacuees said they had no issues with traffic on Interstate 75, and hope to be back home next week. (Will Peebles/Savannah Morning News)

by: Will Peebles