Pictures of St. John’s During Hurricane Igor

The 2010 tropical cyclone that served notice for the arrival of climate change in Newfoundland

Filed in Articles on September 22nd 2010

Damage on Rennies Mill Road

Damage on Rennies Mill Road

So today I got up and at around 11am decided it was time to pack up and head out for the day. Somebody has to take the pictures right?

I started off at Quidi Vidi, just to see what was up and I’ll tell you what was up: the water. It wasn’t really windy in St. John’s just yet, but it had been raining since sometime the evening before. Despite warnings from the RNC (our local police), there were a lot of sightseers every where I went. Thankfully, from what I could see, most were keeping a safe distance. From there I swung by St. Pat’s Ballpark to discover the entire outfield was now a swimming pool. Then I made my way downtown to see what people were doing to keep dry… then the wind hit.

Thanks to all the people who have commented at the bottom of this post, via twitter and also through e-mail. It’s great to know that the 10 hours or so I spent getting wet yesterday was worth it. In the end, this post was viewed over 200,000 unique hits in two days and over a million pageviews. Thanks!

238 responses to “Pictures of St. John’s During Hurricane Igor”

  1. Laurie says:

    What a fantastic collection of photos…..great job.

  2. Maurie says:

    Thank you so much for sharing these with us!!

  3. Cob Saunders says:

    Incredible shots and great work on your part to take the time and get those shots under the poor conditions. We live in Halifax and fully understand what you are now living through on the East Coast of NL after our experience with Juan. Good luck to all.
    Cob

  4. Cob Saunders says:

    Incredible shots and great work on your part to take the time and get those shots under the poor conditions. We live in Halifax and fully understand what you are now living through on the East Coast of NL after our experience with Juan. Good luck to all.
    Cob

  5. Jenn says:

    Thanks so much for your efforts to collect these photos! They were the best I found about Igor.

  6. Jenn says:

    Thanks so much for your efforts to collect these photos! They were the best I found about Igor.

  7. Mackeyjuanita says:

    Amazing pictures!!

  8. //d. says:

    Awesome coverage man!

  9. Barrettkeith says:

    Excellent shots.

    • Alicemmoores says:

      Awesome coverage with the pics and comments you made covering the story of Igor, it is nice to be able to read the description that goes with the pics so we know the areas being photographed. Good work, a job well done. Thanks Alice

  10. Katheve says:

    Excellent collection of photos, thanks so much for taking the time and the risk.

  11. Kittycatfeeder says:

    wow! fabulous shots.

  12. These are amazing shots from Igor

  13. Angela Young-McDowell says:

    WOW!! Great shots…have Family in Gander and Twillingate…but they didn’t experience the rath of Igor like the Avalon Penn. Now it’s time to clean up :( Angela..London, Ontario

  14. JBH says:

    Great pics – you rock

  15. BamBam says:

    Good job Colin.

  16. Fergusontea says:

    She’s a mess, boy. Great set of photos! Thanks for sharing!

  17. DLM says:

    Thanks for the great photos of Igor damage. I’m away from home and was so shocked at the trees uprooted in my downtown neighbourhood. So sad!

  18. JS says:

    Wow awesome pics and great coverage

  19. JS says:

    Wow awesome pics and great coverage

  20. Rod says:

    Thanks for the photos. Amazing work. Hope you don;t mind if I direct some onf my mainland friends to your site.

  21. Kelly says:

    Incredible shots – thank you for sharing.

  22. These pictures really portray the damage left by Hurricane Igor. Who would have thought that a category 1 hurricane would hit Newfoundland before being down graded to a tropical storm, which is what usually happens due to the cold Atlantic waters.

  23. These pictures really portray the damage left by Hurricane Igor. Who would have thought that a category 1 hurricane would hit Newfoundland before being down graded to a tropical storm, which is what usually happens due to the cold Atlantic waters.

  24. HBeez says:

    Excellent photos!

    PS. That sunset isn’t on Gower, that’s Bond St.

  25. ncbeets says:

    Great photos. The moon was so bright over Torbay last night, it was astounding.

  26. Melissa H says:

    Thank you! These are awesome!

  27. LC says:

    These pictures are truly amazing….thank you for risking your life to provide us with a view of the Wrath of Igor!

  28. Greg Carew says:

    awesome.!!!! i too was watching the carnage from the shoreline in upper gullies,…along the t’railway,….OUTSTANDING !!!!

  29. Greg Carew says:

    i too was watching the outstanding waves in upper gullies,….along the t’railway….outstanding !!!!!!

  30. Excellent pictures from the strom damage in and around St. John’s.
    Aunt Bride, check out the poor trees across from your house at Bannerman Park.

  31. Jill says:

    Great pictures!! Thanks for sharing.

  32. jodie says:

    very good job covering the storm!

  33. Alice King says:

    I was glued to my computer all day reading the tweets on various websites from my office in Vaughan, Ontario.
    My family lives on the Burin Peninsula and i have family in St. John’s also.
    Thank God they are all safe.
    Thank you Colin for sharing these.
    All the Best
    Alice King

  34. Bonnie says:

    Great Pictures…thanks for sharing them:)

  35. Adam says:

    Wow…I have never seen swells like that and I grew up on Bell Island through many storms during my 20 years there. Thanks for posting the awesome coverage of the storm (from Toronto).

  36. Framus1257 says:

    really nice shots, some of you comments are a little off…….Conception bay shelterd??? Conception bay is open to the North Atlantic

  37. Framus1257 says:

    really nice shots, some of you comments are a little off…….Conception bay shelterd??? Conception bay is open to the North Atlantic

  38. Framus1257 says:

    really nice shots, some of you comments are a little off…….Conception bay shelterd??? Conception bay is open to the North Atlantic

  39. Framus1257 says:

    really nice shots, some of you comments are a little off…….Conception bay shelterd??? Conception bay is open to the North Atlantic

  40. Framus1257 says:

    really nice shots, some of you comments are a little off…….Conception bay shelterd??? Conception bay is open to the North Atlantic

  41. Jan says:

    Thank you for this pictorial. Janice Hall

  42. Jan says:

    Thank you for this pictorial. Janice Hall

  43. Anne says:

    Thanks for your photos. I’m in New York City and there has not been a word about Igor in Newfoundland on TV or in the New York Times. It seems that hurricanes stop at the Maine border as far as U.S. media are concerned. I have relatives in St. John’s and on the Trinity South shore, and hope they are all safe.

  44. Thomas Moore57 says:

    Great shots of a powerful way of life in NL that we all miss when away.

  45. Tom Moore says:

    Great photos of a powerful storm and way of life that we often miss when away.

  46. Ruby says:

    This is the best coverage of the storm I have seen anywhere. I spent all day yesterday trying to find some coverage of this horrific event through news media, the weather chanel, and Googling , hardly anything! Thanks for helping me stay connected with my home Province.

    Bell well all, you will get through this as you have many times before. You all have a heart of gold and I know you will be there for your fellow Newfoundlanders! Remember “Ode to Newfoundland” Blessings!
    Currently living in Halifax!

    • Patrice Gibson says:

      I watched it all in Halifax..on-line at CBC.ca – news..local..and then NL
      although this is the best capturing of the storm CBC had a lot!
      Patrice in Halifax

    • Patrice Gibson says:

      I watched it all in Halifax..on-line at CBC.ca – news..local..and then NL
      although this is the best capturing of the storm CBC had a lot!
      Patrice in Halifax

  47. Ruby says:

    This is the best coverage of the storm I have seen anywhere. I spent all day yesterday trying to find some coverage of this horrific event through news media, the weather chanel, and Googling , hardly anything! Thanks for helping me stay connected with my home Province.

    Bell well all, you will get through this as you have many times before. You all have a heart of gold and I know you will be there for your fellow Newfoundlanders! Remember “Ode to Newfoundland” Blessings!
    Currently living in Halifax!

  48. Darlee says:

    Sweet Lord!!!

  49. Trish M says:

    Great photo coverage and commentary!

  50. Elaine Wells says:

    Great shots Colin!! Figured you couldn’t resist getting photos of a good storm!

  51. Elaine Wells says:

    Great shots Colin!! Figured you couldn’t resist getting photos of a good storm!

  52. Elspurrell says:

    Amazing! Thanks so much for sharing! Beautiful job of showing the devastation!

  53. Dave MacNeil says:

    Fantastic photos of Hurricane Igor damage in St. John’s.

  54. Mrowe says:

    Colin, your photos certainly tell the tale very well. Job well done!!!

  55. Janetboland says:

    Wicked pics, thanks so much

  56. Vanessa says:

    Great pics!! I’ve looked all over. This is the best one yet. Thanks for sharing!!

  57. Cathyducey says:

    Just beautiful photography. Really captured what happened here. Thanks Colin.

  58. Jenna says:

    This was really great. Thank you for sharing these pictures. I live on Waterford Bridge Road and couldn’t believe the destruction. I drove home at 3 pm yesterday afternoon I think when the storm seemed it’s worst and saw lots of the destruction you photographed. Again thank you.

  59. Torravilles says:

    Awesome pics! Thanks for those of us away from home!!

  60. Gailbastow says:

    tanks eh! for posting these pics.
    I’m in BC wondering ‘buot family and friends and wondering how bad it is/was.
    Wow is all I can say.
    BTW from St. John’s originally!!
    Gail in Westbank, BC

  61. Elm Tree says:

    I agree with Ruby below stating that this is the best coverage. I am living overseas and miss our O’Canada and beautiful Newfoundland in particular every day. I searched for real photos of the city to show people here and tried to watch streaming newcasts. This is the real scene I “needed” to see presented in truly clever and classy newfoundland style. Too bad he could not cover the Burin Peninsual where my mom lives too. Thanks for the real news Colin and also thanks for mentioning about Halifax’s lost trees. Pt Pleasant and The Public Gardens were a home to me and my dog for 6 years. And Bannerman and Rennie’s Mill in particular has been my other treasured homes until I ended up overseas. Great job Colin.
    And citizens make sure the city council replaces all the trees asap. The Nature in out little city is one the things that makes its so special. It ( nature and design) is already lost on the new development areas. So when I return to set my own roots down I hope to find that we have not become so foolish to think new buildings and concrete to be what makes us so modern. Esthetically pleasing buildings and lush green nature blanketing everything is the smart way for smart Newfoudlanders.

  62. Sslucero says:

    Amazing! The pictures and the comments.. Thank you!

  63. Tamara says:

    Good job on the pictures :) And Newfoundland will recover, they are a strong bunch of people :)

  64. Newfiedor2 says:

    wow Quite a mess, I am glad I wasnt living at hope. I sure do miss the place.When I see pictures from there. ,I want to go home . Our prayersare with you all. Just see if they get the help ,that Canada gave other countries

  65. guest says:

    Thanks for documenting the storm….I live in Nova Scotia now and jsut dodged EARL…we saw nothing like this then – hope things get back to normal soon

  66. Mar_29_ca says:

    enjoyed your pictures thank you for sharing

  67. Karenw01 says:

    wow! what powerful pictures you have posted

  68. Elaine & Rick, St. John's says:

    Remarkable Colin. Glad you’re okay…..and thank you so very much for sharing these.

  69. Doug Long says:

    Great job bud! Thanks so much for sharing these!

  70. Doug Long says:

    Great job bud! Thanks so much for sharing these!

  71. Doug Long says:

    Great job bud! Thanks so much for sharing these!

  72. Doug Long says:

    Great job bud! Thanks so much for sharing these!

  73. Doug Long says:

    Great job bud! Thanks so much for sharing these!

  74. Gazz says:

    Fantastic Pics……best i have seen for sure

    Thanks!

  75. Tracey says:

    Enjoyed your photos. It certainly was a good deed to document this for anyone to see. Thank you and I would have went with you taking photos too. Thanks.

  76. MJ says:

    Thank you for your photos. I knew that there was damage & flooding, your pictures really show it. MJ transplanted Newfie

  77. Randy says:

    First I gotta say what a job you did on this, Colin!! Like Ruby ad a few others I couldn’t get much on the storm either. I live outside of Ottawa. There was one short clip on the news and that was from what someone posted on Youtube. A dear friend, Bev from Topsail forwarded these to me. I did get some bits and pieces from family amd friends in Mount Pearl, but nothing that could compare to this. What you posted, how you put it together and more importantly how you risked your safety to get it is just astounding. Just unbelievable coverage. I don’t know if you’re in photo journalism but you should be. A job most well done!! Congrats
    Randy
    Hammond, On

  78. Randy says:

    First I gotta say what a job you did on this, Colin!! Like Ruby ad a few others I couldn’t get much on the storm either. I live outside of Ottawa. There was one short clip on the news and that was from what someone posted on Youtube. A dear friend, Bev from Topsail forwarded these to me. I did get some bits and pieces from family amd friends in Mount Pearl, but nothing that could compare to this. What you posted, how you put it together and more importantly how you risked your safety to get it is just astounding. Just unbelievable coverage. I don’t know if you’re in photo journalism but you should be. A job most well done!! Congrats
    Randy
    Hammond, On

  79. Cstclair says:

    Nice shots – you caught it perfectly ..

  80. Jackie Clemens says:

    Excellent photos, glad you shared them with us in Ontario, Gord and Jackie Clemens

  81. Gail Adams says:

    This was an excellent account – thanks for sharing with all of us worried about loved ones at home.

  82. Wow simply amazing photos. Well done.

  83. C. Johnson says:

    Amazing pictures of the damages left by Igor,thanks,
    Carm Johnson

  84. ann c says:

    Thanks for this video. Interesting indeed.

  85. Cinda says:

    wicked pics! this is craziness

  86. Ryanosheila says:

    Amazing pics..thanks for telling the story …like it was!!

  87. Lynn says:

    Thanks for sharing these incredible pics. Im in Toronto and you only get bits and pieces of the storm on t.v. but looking at these pics shows me what these poor people have went through and the amount of hard work that will have to be done to clean up. But my fellow Newfoundlanders are used to hard and will get through this, God Bless ,

  88. keith says:

    was that paul macartney riding on a seals back in conception bay???

  89. Pat Bridger says:

    Awesome pictures !! really enjoyed looking at them…..

  90. Eileenryan says:

    I live in Pasadena and really appreciate those pictures and the effort made to get them. All the areas are very familiar to me. Thanx.

  91. Joeylegate says:

    Amazing pictures – can’t believe you braved the weather, but the shots sure told the story. I live on the west coast on Vancouver Island………..winter storms are part of life, but not quite like Igor.

  92. Khh says:

    fabulous photo journalism!!!! I enjoyed your photographic journey of the tremendous damage Igor caused.

  93. Amazing pictures of the huricane. Great job

  94. Tomassel says:

    Our dear friends in St. John’s ,who we were very worried about,sent us Colin’s amazing pictures and coverage of the devastation caused by Igor.We are very thankful that they and their families are safe. Again thanks to Colin’s coverage,fellow Canadians are able to appreciate the full extent of the damage,and our thoughts and prayers are extended to the entire province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

    Tom and Sally, London,Ontario

  95. Whoffe says:

    Great coverage..better than NBC,ABC, CBS, FOX and CNN…I also didn’t see any coverage here in the Washington D.C area…just got the link to your site from Family in NF….Thanks so much for weathering the storm, capturing such amazing photos and posting them for all to see..

  96. Whoffe says:

    Great coverage..better than NBC,ABC, CBS, FOX and CNN…I also didn’t see any coverage here in the Washington D.C area…just got the link to your site from Family in NF….Thanks so much for weathering the storm, capturing such amazing photos and posting them for all to see..

  97. Upanatum53 says:

    Awesome awesome pics, goes to show what strong force mother nature is and what we need to do to be ready the next time, as we all know there will be a next time!!! Great job Colin, you should be recognized for this!!!

  98. Donna_g says:

    You are an amazing photographer! Thanks for sharing. I live many miles away from home now and I just felt reconnected even for a few minutes. Thanks again!

  99. Willbick says:

    Awesome coverage of the distruction of Hurricane Igor. Very well documented,the pictures says it all. You have my vote for photog of the year Colin.

  100. Helena0377 says:

    These pictures are amazing and truly show our city and feel what we have felt over the last two days…

  101. Reginabest says:

    I think you’re crazy!!! but thanks for sharing!

  102. Gillian says:

    Fantastic photos. I’m in Victoria, BC and I was wishing I was home to see “the” storm everyone was talking about. I heard it was the worst the province seen in 50 years. I thought I had an idea of what it must have been like until now! Thanks for literally venturing the storm and uploading these exquisite shots.

  103. Patrice Gibson says:

    well done brave photographer…so sorry to see all of this mess……glad all of my Newfoundland family are okay…some stranded – but okay – good tough folk!!
    wow – what a storm Igor was…let’s hope that is not seen ever again.
    but……well captured…thanks
    Patrice Gibson – Halifax NS

  104. Sandradunne64 says:

    WOW!!!!!! I am speechless……never ever saw anything like this here in St. John’s ever since I was born and raised and that’s a long time ago.This is totally herandous!!!! Great pics by the way. Thank-you for sharing.

  105. Rhonda says:

    Beautiful and yet disturbing pictures. Thanks for sharing. For those of us Newfoundlanders who live away and wanted to see what the people of our province experienced, your pictures tell the story.

  106. Angie Squires says:

    I happened to see this link shared on facebook and so glad I checked it out … I live in St. Philip’s and have searched everywhere for some shots taken down here. I, myself was not brave enough to venture outside (I live minutes from the beach). Much appreciated and very well done. Thank You :)

  107. Allie says:

    Amazing photos, Colin! Thank You!! I left St John’s for San Diego a couple of days ago, had not heard a thing about Igor. What a surprise to see a picture in the San Diego Union Tribune of the storm blowing a huge tree down on Military Road. I immediately checked e-mails and found these pictures. God Bless Newfoundland!
    Allie
    San Diego

  108. Keith Senior says:

    Great shots ! Good to be able to see what was happening back home.
    (Living in Doha, Qatar)

  109. PNwabush says:

    these pictures tell the story for sure. I am a TOWNIE myself and feel that I walked around with you, I feel that your camera captured the devastation quite spectacularly. Thanks !! a lot of cleaning up to be done, hey!

  110. Raevans says:

    it so nice to be able to see this without being in the danger itself.i guess it was tricky for you at times.
    you are certainly dedicated….

  111. Raevans says:

    it so nice to be able to see this without being in the danger itself.i guess it was tricky for you at times.
    you are certainly dedicated….

  112. Mandy Ryan says:

    Excellent photos!

  113. Lynnspencer says:

    Lynn in Nova Scotia
    These pictures are unbelievable thank you so much for sharing these with us. Being away from home it gives me a picture of the devastation that struck this week. It is truly horrifying.

  114. marny says:

    Awsome photos. Speaks to the magnitude of the storm, great job!

  115. Sharon says:

    Great pictures.

    Sharon

  116. Alistair MacInnes says:

    I was checking out the news on line and I knew it was bad but now that I see these pictures, it is amazing the damage caused. This was onshore, I was only too pleased that my good friends and workmates on the GSF Grand Banks were evacuated from the rig before the storm hit.

    Many Thanks,

    Alistair MacInnes – Scotland

  117. Gail_swan says:

    Sorry to see this from a storm. Over in a few hours and decades to replace.

  118. Violetholmes says:

    Very brave man to venture out into the storm to get these devastating pictures….seeing is believing!

  119. Violetholmes says:

    Very brave man to venture out into the storm to get these devastating pictures….seeing is believing!

  120. Steven Hull says:

    Great pictures of Igor. Thanks

  121. Kaymooney says:

    A fantastic job, and you did it safely…. Thanks! Kay M Sydney

  122. Victoria says:

    Great Job, love your comments also

  123. Stormy says:

    Wow those are amazing photos and thank you. It is nice to see coverage of Hurricane Igor. I am currently in Houston, Texas and will be returning to NL in a few weeks however, there has not been a word about Igor in Newfoundland on TV or anywhere else for that matter. It seems like U.S. media stay within their borders. It was scary not knowing what was happening and wondering if my family in St. John’s, Grand Bank, Clarenville, and Centreville were Ok.

  124. Denna Glover says:

    what a nasty storm egore was

  125. Cathy says:

    Colin, your photos visually capture the wrath of Hurricane Igor and the devastation it left in its path.
    Through your photography, I was able to see all those wonderful places we love; and how they were affected by this terrible hurricane. Thank you Colin…..your hard work and effort was truly appreciated by this displaced newfie. From Ottawa

  126. Rob says:

    Thanks Colin, great job,best pics i,ve seen. Rob in Dartmouth.

  127. Dan says:

    Great shots and commentaries too, Colin. The image that will stick with me the most, though, is the pile of drivers who either don’t know, or don’t care, what the rules are when traffic lights are non-operational. Honestly, most of these folks must be going around with fork hole marks in their foreheads. The rules are quite simple, and they do work, but when one a**hole decides they are not going to follow them, or they don’t know the difference, the result could be a collision, or even worse – road rage. I drove across St. John’s/Mt. Pearl twice during the storm and didn’t see one police car. Where were they? A service like that must have contingency plans for bringing in off-duty officers to help with the workload, but there was no sign of it. Only by sheer luck, most of us fared okay! My sympathies to those who didn’t.

  128. linda says:

    You did a great Job with your photography Colin;;

  129. Ksheppard says:

    Thanks for taking the time to cover the devastation. You took amazing pictures, and I loved your commentary as well. Great job!

    Keith S.

  130. Kate. says:

    amazing shots!!!

  131. Kate. says:

    amazing shots!!!

  132. Corinne says:

    I was blissfully unaware of the storm….our son however was right in the thick of it but probably not as much as you!
    thanks for weathering the elements and making your day available on line.

  133. Dawn says:

    I am in Toronto and have been trying to get in touch with a few people in Portugal Cove and noticed on my cousins FB he had your pictures. These were unbelievable pictures and I can’t even imagine seeing all of this, thank you for capturing it and sharing…this just must have been horrible for everyone there! Dawn in Toronto

  134. Shellie_pender says:

    Where’s our International Aid , nobody came to help all those cut off in small communities, not even the Canadian Military…again where are all the Agengies for disaster releif…

    Michele

  135. Cathy says:

    Colin, your coverage of Hurricane Igor and the terrible devastation it left in its path is superior to the major television networks. To see all those wonderful places we love and the destruction of the hurricane is truly appreciated by this displaced newfie. Thank you Colin….. for all your efforts and talents combined….to bring us such incredible photos. Cathy from Ottawa

  136. Kym Tarr says:

    Excellent photos, the storm did an impressive amount of damage. Hope no one was hurt

  137. Kym Tarr says:

    Excellent photos, the storm did an impressive amount of damage. Hope no one was hurt

  138. Cokeefe32 says:

    I really like the man in the yellow rain suit, very nice shot!

  139. Cokeefe32 says:

    I really like the man in the yellow rain suit, very nice shot!

  140. Su says:

    So sorry to see this much damage. Particularly at Bannerman Park. I always loved those trees. Thanks for your extensive photo coverage. I wish a speedy recovery to those most adversely affected by Igor.

  141. Jmrose says:

    Great job on the pictures. We had minor coverage on the storm damage in Newfoundland on the Nightly News down here in Southwest Florida, but it reminds me of the damage Charlie and Wilma did down here. Hoping all our friends and relatives up in Newfy are all safe & well

  142. Tina Power says:

    AWESOME PICS thanks for sharing them!!!

  143. Lorne Pike says:

    Great shots, Colin. I’ve been sharing them with several people. Stay safe!

  144. Lou says:

    Thanks for the great shots. I tune into CBC and see updated pictures as well.
    My 98 year old mother has not had power since 2pm yesterday, and is layered up in multi dressing gowns,
    I call her and tell her the updates, and go into the Newfoundland Power site to check progress.
    When you put a powerful hurricane, and the Atlantic together, you get this type of chaos.
    Keep taking the pictures.

  145. Annewindsor13 says:

    Thanks for sharing your pictures,I think we were lucky.

  146. Nedbaluk says:

    thanks for the wonderful pictures. Igor certainly caused a lot of damage and hope there is help for those who need it to get things back to normal. I’m in Alberta so have no idea what a storm like that can do. Sorry to hear of the one fatality. Hope there are no more hurricanes coming in you direction. Take Care and Stay Dry.

  147. Mary_malvar says:

    These are the best photos I have seen of hurricane Igor. You did a fantastic job.

  148. Aldo Giangrande says:

    Well done.

    Aldo

  149. THANK YOU!! I’m in AB, but of course all me family is on the Rock… thank you, these shots are magnificent! =]

  150. Dunk_49 says:

    Wonderful travelogue. Thanks for sharing. My best wishes for all those affected!

  151. Stanton Jim1 says:

    Great photos, thanks for giving us this insight into the damage of Igor

    Jim Stanton, Vancouver

  152. Natalie says:

    Not much in the Globe & Mail out here, either! 16 years on The Rock, never seen this before….
    Thank you for the photos!

  153. Natalie says:

    Not much in the Globe & Mail out here, either! 16 years on The Rock, never seen this before….
    Thank you for the photos!

  154. Natalie says:

    Not much in the Globe & Mail out here, either! 16 years on The Rock, never seen this before….
    Thank you for the photos!

  155. Nedbaluk says:

    great pictures. Mother Nature sure can stir up some bad storms. I’m from Alberta so have no experience with hurricanes. Take Care and Stay Safe and Dry.

  156. Sgnflder says:

    Colin

    Excellent … and at times risky… photos! It really showed those of us not living home the extent of the storm. Thanks for posting them for others to see. Glad I missed the storm.

    Susan.

  157. Sgnflder says:

    Colin

    Excellent … and at times risky… photos! It really showed those of us not living home the extent of the storm. Thanks for posting them for others to see. Glad I missed the storm.

    Susan.

  158. Sgnflder says:

    Colin

    Excellent … and at times risky… photos! It really showed those of us not living home the extent of the storm. Thanks for posting them for others to see. Glad I missed the storm.

    Susan.

  159. Gorideabike says:

    Great Pics, Colin! I love the captions! You don’t get that with the news! The absurdity of the CBC amazes me, in particular the coverage of the storm! I just love how you captured everything so eloquently!

  160. Andreas says:

    Amazing pictures! Great job on capturing the Storm!

  161. David says:

    thank’s for your effort to show the extent of the storm in the various locations! good job!

  162. Pegster says:

    excellent shots of the destruction Igor caused. Does remind me of Hurricane Juan in Halifax where I am from. Hopefully residents of NL will not be without power for weeks on end……

  163. Marina Makarchuk says:

    Great pictures, my heart goes out to my fellow Newfoundlanders. Living in Whitby Ontario for years now, but still love my Newfoundland…Good luck everyone, I hope it won’t be long before you are back to normal.
    Marina (Peddle) Makarchuk

  164. Jonathan Ryan says:

    Excellent footage.

  165. Judith says:

    What dynamic pics, Colin! Thank you! It gives a native New Brunswicker some insight into what a
    rampaging hurricane can do. Tis nothing to fool around with – appreciate your bravado!

  166. Therea says:

    Thanks so much for sharing your photos, they are so close to home and I thank God that we had very little damage and pray for anyone who is going through a difficult time right now.

  167. Glenda says:

    Wow im glad i wasnt home for this one, as im terrified of wind.

  168. Wheezy13 says:

    These pictures are by far the very best I’ve seen of any storm. I used to live in the ciry housing on Military Rd. so I am fimilar with the area. The pictures are so life like It’s like you are there. It is nice looking at them from Victoria BC however,where I live now.

    Thank you Colin for an excellent job.

    Louise French

  169. Ecunnin says:

    Awesome pictures……I left Brookfield Road 2.30 pm and I have never heard wind HOWL like it since I left the Highlands of Scotland in the 70’s…I love storms and this one was a beauty that’s for sure.

  170. Bimmey Hennebury says:

    Living in Ontario I was anxious to see what damage was done. Thank you for your pictures.
    I am in awe of the devastation! Everybody Take care of yourselves ! God bless the dear soul
    that died as a result of this storm.
    Everywhere I go people are asking me about the effects on people and there homes.
    Does insurance cover any of this?
    Janet

  171. L M Neary says:

    VERY GOOD PITCURES
    Thanks for them.
    especially the ones of Bannernman park. that was my old stopping ground.

  172. Grendell says:

    Very interesting pictures. I will send them onto my many friends who have lived in NL at one time. Bless all the people who had to go through this terrible storm I’m sure it will be remembered.

  173. Pepsi_guy64 says:

    Excellent work.

  174. Samanthamews22 says:

    wicked pis.. great job

  175. so much devastation but great job on the pics…

  176. Fpmckinnon says:

    Unbelievable pictures, Hopefully you will get an award for them. We are so grateful that our friends shared them with us.

    Frank and Pat McKinnon
    Winnipeg, MB

  177. Lynn says:

    So very interesting however my heart goes to the people that suffer , but thank you for the most interesting news then any station has shown.

  178. Lynn says:

    So very interesting however my heart goes to the people that suffer , but thank you for the most interesting news then any station has shown.

  179. Howard West says:

    Great job Colin keep up the good work !!!!

  180. Frances says:

    Hi, from hot, sunny and especially dry Kandahar, Afghanistan which hasn’t seen a pick of rain since April. I just want to thank you for sharing your view of the storm for those of us not there, awesome photos. Even though devastating it makes me homesick and wish I were back home.
    F. Bartlett

    • Marilyn says:

      Frances We all wish you were back home to !!!
      We Love you and stay safe !!! Love our sis Marilyn

    • Colin Peddle says:

      I hope you’re safe over there. The little bit of a show we had Tuesday is nothing compared to the stuff going on there. Be safe my friend and thanks for the compliments, I’m glad to of helped you see what we saw on Tuesday.

  181. Just awesome. Thanks for sharing.

  182. Terry Cormier says:

    Thanks for making Igor real for me. I have shared with my facebook friends.
    Terry, France

  183. Paula says:

    Some great coverage of the storm! I live in Seoul (from Hr. Grace) and we had 260mm of rain the same day! Unbelievable. Sadly, it happened here during Korean “Thanksgiving” holidays, ruining it for thousands of flooded-out people.

  184. Mrywilson says:

    And a Star is born! Great work Colin! You provide a great connection to what is really happening! Thank you!

  185. Pearcey says:

    I was in Halifax airport yesterday and saw the story about the hurricane, first thing i did was check on my mom. My friend called me this morning and sent me your website great pictures and truly sad

  186. Allison says:

    I just wanted to let you know that these are the best pics of the hurricane I have seen. Thanks so much for taking to the streets and covering it, you really captured the day perfectly.

  187. Mollystacey40 says:

    EXCELLENT PHOTOS

  188. D Drummond says:

    Wonderful photos

  189. Vernam2 says:

    Hi,

    Thanks for sharing. Amazing photos, of the storm.

  190. Matt Smith says:

    It would be cool if people wanted to buy prints, to donate some of the money to those who have lost their homes.

  191. Matt Smith says:

    It would be cool if people wanted to buy prints, to donate some of the money to those who have lost their homes.

  192. Alan Dunn says:

    Fantastic photos — great job indeed. Somebody buy this guy a double double!

  193. Itouchet says:

    I am very grateful to you for taking the time and interest to do such a wonderful job at your photo’s and your commentary. I know that many Newfoundlander’s who live away were worried, as I was, about this hurricane. I live in Louisiana and we have had our share of hurricanes.

  194. Bachnoel says:

    Congratulations on a job well done, Colin! You’re one amazing photographer, to go out there in the midst of a hurricane and put your own life at risk to capture such vivid imagery. Your photos resurrected a lot of my more pleasant memories from several decades ago, but it is painful to see their current state. Literally, I was horrified at some of the sights you shared. As with every other transplanted Newfoundlander, I was concerned for the safety of family, friends, and fellow Newfoundlanders, and was anxious to get the real picture with accurate details of the areas affected as quickly as possible. I am appalled at the lack of coverage (< 30 secs) that the TV stations showed of this destructive hurricane in our own country – our own backyard. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family of the poor soul who lost his life to "Igor." I sympathize with your loss, and know that you folks have been challenged many times before and have always arisen from the foe. You will, once again, pick up the pieces and plunge forward again with great pride. Your terrific sense of humour will never die. I hope and pray that government aid/benefit will be coming your way soon, and that your lives will be restored to normal as quickly as possible. Take care and keep smiling!
    Rita Stamp (Author)

    I am appalled at the lack of news coverage that my favourite TV station showed (appeared to be < 30 secs.) of this devastation in our own country – our own backyard.

  195. Thank you for your courageous coverage of this event. Many of the places shown are dear to us who now live “away” I lived on Waterfordbridge Rd not far from Bowring park, with the river running behind our apartments. Thank you, also, to Dana McCarthy for sending this to me. Great photos and commentary.

  196. BETTY says:

    GREAT PICTURES. I LIVED ON RENNIES MILL ROAD AND WORKED ON WATERFORD BRIDGE ROAD YEARS AGO. NOW LIVING ON NANTUCKET ISLAND, MA BUT IGOR DID NOT DO MUCH DAMAGE HERE.
    BETTY

  197. My heart aches for the Rock... says:

    Colin this link was sent to me from an old friend from MUN who now lives in Nanaimo. I am from St. John’s and just got back a few weeks ago after visiting most of these places – I grew up on Torbay Rd. Your pictures are fabulous and the comments helpful in seeing through your eyes. I now live in NS, and this reminds me of Juan, as well. We were hit bad outside the city and lost many trees on my woodlot. Your adventures were brave I am glad to here it is over.

  198. guest says:

    Thank you from British Columbia! as there isnt much news coverage of Nfld out here.. your pictures were awesome!! …..even with such devestation it sure makes us miss “home”….Thanks again!

  199. Daphne Yeo says:

    I watched the devastation on the news. Newfoundlanders need help NOW!! If ypu were a foreign country you would be all over the news all over the world!!!!
    Help is on the way, I was born in Newfoundland, St. John’s, and live in Milton, Ontario, but always a Newfoundlander. You are in are prayers

    Daphne (Peddle) Yeo

  200. Donbeleutz says:

    Great photo’s Colin. We just got them today from Ruby Hiscock. We folks from Ontario didn’t get the full impact of the storm. Your news doesn’t always get to us, we are thankful friends like Ruby and Gil keep us informed .Thanks for going out and getting these photo’s. It’s something you have to do at the time or is lost forever

    Don Beleutz

  201. Toni_leeann says:

    I must say the person taking these photo’s has good talent and you did an amazing job, it was like something from a book you would read not from real life

  202. Andrew_kelly123 says:

    I don’t know why you never give these pictures to the NTV or CBC because they only had a few pics and they kept showing the same ones over and over. These pictures are sensational. Great Job!!!!!!!

    Andrew

  203. George says:

    The Best Yet. I missed the storm we were in Florida Came Back Wed after the mess.Best by far Photos keep up he good work. George

  204. Lindakatee says:

    Great photography and great coverage. Thanks for sharing your photos. We were in Nova Scotia in early Sept. and were on the other side of hurricane earle…this is amazing what Mother nature can do…

  205. Mggomm says:

    Great pictures Colin,so sad. Do you know how things were on Bell Island. I now live in Mississauga .Ont. Again Great Work…..

    • Colin Peddle says:

      Ended up on Bell Island a couple days ago. Aside from somewhat minor damage to the hospital (according to CBC) there was next to no damage from what I could see, but it was pretty dark by the time I got there.

  206. Kgkingca says:

    Great photos.. Too bad it was so much damage but the main thing is no one got hurt

  207. Adamse says:

    ERIC from NL living in NB great pictures of the storm sorry to see all that damage to such a great city &provance .

  208. Levinormore says:

    This is excellent work, thanks . Levi Normore

  209. Laurie says:

    Awesome pictures that captured the devastation of Hurricane Igor!! I’m sure glad it’s all over.
    The rath of Igor has taken it’s toll for sure.. Now to clean up, and start all over!

    Laurie Myler

  210. Irene says:

    Phenoninal picture taking

  211. Csfd14 says:

    im from burin fox cove your pics where great thanks

  212. Pvincent25 says:

    your photos are among the best i have seen. the telegram must be so jealous of you.

  213. Glenys says:

    Hey There…Just wanted to take a moment to thank you for braving the elements on Tues Sept 21 to bring us the images of Igor’s visit. There’s no doubt we’re used to nasty weather on this island of ours but I don’t think anyone was prepared for Igor. It’s truly heartbreaking to see the damage to Bannerman Park….I remember the colored lights decorating those very trees during the Folk Festivals. They’ve weathered so many storms but unfortunately were no match for Igor. Thanks again for bringing these images to those of us who were not quite brave enough to venture out into the storm. Well Done!!! Cheers!!! :)

  214. Carol Miles says:

    My husband and I were in St. Johns in June and July visiting from England. I had heard nothing on the news here about hurricane Igor or the damage it caused. I was told about it by my cousins in Nfld. I was very shocked to see the photos, we loved walking around the streets and the trees enhanced the city scape. We visited the parks with their variety of trees, staying next to Bannerman Park. I hope the trees in the Governor’s grounds were not damaged too much, because of their historic connections. Thank you for gathering the photos for so many to see.

  215. Iris Strang Martin says:

    Iris from New Brunswick. Thank you so very much for the privilege of seeing such amazing photography. And your courage for being out there. Thank God you are all safe, I am and always will be a Newfoundlander, but New Brunswick has been my home since forty seven years.. My roots come from very strong people and I am so very proud of everyone that had to experience such a terrible hurricane.

  216. Mark says:

    Excellent photos. And to think Igor was Cat 1….

  217. Escape3 says:

    Our cousins from Portugal Cove sent the pics to us down here on Long Island, New York State. Igor looks to have been as bad as the worst hurricanes that we have ever sustained. On the 21st we were in the middle of a voyage to Bermuda which was diverted due to Igor drectly hitting Bermuda. Thanks to Collin we now know why the ship never made it there. Looking to return to NL. ED

  218. Kevin Hehir says:

    nice work. amazing photo-journalism.

  219. Tdslady47 says:

    Thanks for the photos. Was sent them in an email from a fellow ex-pat. Was home in August and walked in Bannerman park. Sorry for the mess. Bless you all. Sometimes the aftermath is worse than the storm. Living in S. Texas and we get this frequently.
    A

  220. VjFleming says:

    Great pictures. My son and his wife and grandchildren live in St. John’s and I worried about them. Hope you make a book out of these pictures. I have a book of Juan and really enjoy looking at it. It was nice of our friend Ada for sending this.

  221. Betsy D;Arca says:

    I was home in Portugal Cove for a visit as I live in Calif now , I missed it by one week, It was 80 degrees and beautiful when I was home. Your photography was spectacular Thanks Betsy D’Arca/ Churchill.

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