Hurricane Igor – St. John’s, Newfoundland

Hurricane Igor ripped through Newfoundland, as a Category 1 Hurricane – and left more than twenty municipalities in a state of emergency. In St. John’s there was a ridiculous amount of property damage from flood waters, giant hundred year old trees ripped from their roots and tossed down like they weighed nothing. The power was out in most of the city and I was one of those stuck without power – which is why these are being posted today. I was out for a few hours and gave up shortly after being in Bannerman as giant trees around me came crashing down, safety quickly became a priority.

I watched as this dumpster floated down Waterford Bridge Rd, and briefly considered joining it because at that moment it was the only way through.

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Trying to drive through the almost four feet of water was not the best idea this man has ever had.

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He realized it around this point.

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Everyone was a reporter yesterday, haha.

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Took another route and went to the other end to visit Bowering Park

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A baseball field filled with water and over flowing

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The other end of Waterford Bridge Rd

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The scene at Bannerman which got worse after I left, I didn’t want to stick around because in all honesty it was scary as all hell.

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I do not wish to rent this space. (This is near the Riverdale Tennis Club/Rennie’s walking trail)

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Portugal Cove Rd, near the Riverdale Tennis Club

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The owners of this house are smart, it’s jacked about 3 feet off the ground.

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Here are a couple more from my blackberry, before I went back to get my camera.. this is the nice little waterfall in Bowering Park, acting not so nice.

No feeding of the ducks today, haha.

This is the River that goes through Bowering rising up so much it over flowed onto the road, which was pretty intense to see.

and Prince Philip Drive, where traffic was backed up for over an hour.

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10 responses

  1. Krista

    Wow…The destruction is mind blowing.

    September 22, 2010 at 1:48 pm

  2. Tsk Tsk Tsk! Igor, that was just an OBSCENE tantrum you threw yesterday.

    September 22, 2010 at 1:59 pm

  3. Danette

    Great work, Sandra!

    September 22, 2010 at 2:33 pm

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  5. Terry

    Awesome pictures, terrible but awesome nonetheless.

    September 22, 2010 at 3:21 pm

  6. Your images are haunting. I published a link on my blog to share them.

    September 23, 2010 at 11:32 am

  7. Great shots Sandra!

    September 23, 2010 at 9:07 pm

  8. Graham Forsey

    Simply insane! Thanks for sharing great shots! These images really hit me.. Some before and after shots would be fantastic so I can show it to my non-newfies friends how bad it is! 🙂

    September 23, 2010 at 10:33 pm

  9. Donna Dollard

    Awsome pictures Sandra!

    September 27, 2010 at 10:14 pm

  10. gjsnyderphoto

    Amazing! Captured it nicely.

    October 2, 2010 at 3:08 am

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