Faces show the impact of hurricane Igor

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Published on September 28, 2010

Newfoundland Power employees worked on a planned upgrade on a main feeder line Monday.

Published on September 27, 2010

Wanda George (left) is reunited with her mother Elsie on Random Island Thursday afternoon after the island was cut off from the rest of Newfoundland during hurricane Igor Tuesday.

Published on September 27, 2010

Melvin Foster spent some time Thursday afternoon cleaning up the gravel deposited in his driveway by hurricane Igor. While his home received no damage, a house across the street took heavy damage from flood waters.

Published on September 27, 2010

Philip Downey of Yards R Us cuts down a tree on Empire Avenue Wednesday.

Published on September 27, 2010

Frank Blundell surveys the debris left in his yard by flooding caused by hurricane Igor. While all of his firewood was swept away by flooding, he was left with pile of debris swept down the river.

Published on September 27, 2010

Firefighters in Lower Shoal Harbour survey damage while checking for safety issues after hurricane Igor swept through.

Published on September 27, 2010

Marie Parsons of Bristol's Hope in Conception Bay North chats with her neighbour Ray Hynes Wednesday. The Parsons' 14-foot aluminum boat and trailer was flipped twice by the wind during Tuesday's storm.

Published on September 27, 2010

Jerry and Rowena Martin of Hickman's Harbour, Random Island, assess the damage left in the wake of hurricane Igor.

Published on September 27, 2010

Supplies are loaded onto a boat bound for Random Island to help stranded residents.

Published on September 27, 2010

Melanie Tucker surveys damage to her mother's basement on Burdell Place in St. John's, after it flooded Tuesday from runoff caused by hurricane Igor. The freezer was floating upside down in three feet of water.

Published on September 27, 2010

Premier Danny Williams (left) and Transportation Minister Tom Hedderson (centre) speak to a resident on the Burin Peninsula after hurricane Igor caused widespread damage.

Published on September 27, 2010

Max George gets a hug from his daughter Sandy Wiseman after they were reunited on the dock in Hickman's Harbour on Random Island. The island was cut off from the rest of Newfoundland Tuesday during hurricane Igor. Max's house was suddenly surrounded and submerged by flood waters forcing him and his wife Elsie had to leave the home quickly.

Published on September 27, 2010

Dennis Squires is the Red Cross coordinator for the Clarenville area. He and his team worked with other emergency officials at the Clarenville Middle School where sleeping, eating and sanitary facilites were available to people stranded by the closure of the highway.

Published on September 27, 2010

Bob Butt prepares to attach a tow rope to his vehicle after it stalled out in a flooded area of St. John's Tuesday during heavy rains from Hurricane Igor.

Published on September 27, 2010

Paul Perchard and Greg Hamilton clear a catch basin on Southside Road in St. John's.

Published on September 27, 2010

A cameraman shoots footage of a washout on the Burin Peninsula.

Published on September 27, 2010

MHA Clyde Jackman at Rattling Brook Bridge as they install Bailey Bridge.

Published on September 27, 2010

Residents watch as workers make repairs on a washed-out road in Britannia.

Published on September 27, 2010

Rod Butt of Hickman's Harbour looks over the damage left by hurricane Igor in Lower Lance Cove.

Published on September 27, 2010

The driveway where Allan Duffett of Britannia was first swept into Igor's flood waters.

Published on September 27, 2010

A home in Gambo is surrounded by rushing water.

Published on September 27, 2010

A shed sits at the bottom of a deep washout behind a house on Drake's Head Road in Shoal Harbour.

(NOTE: this photo slideshow was posted to The Telegram website in the days following hurricane Igor in September 2010) The impact of hurricane Igor shows in the faces of so many people in the province: family members of the Random Island man who died; people whose houses and properties suffered extensive flood and wind damage; those who became isolated by washed-out roads and downed power lines; families worried about the elderly and sick; members of the emergency response crews working long hours such as the Newfoundland Power crews, provincial and local construction crews, medical officials, volunteer fire departments, police, and aid organizations such as the Salvation Army and Canadian Red Cross; local residents trying their best to help each other out; school officials trying to get buses and schools back in business; and decision makers at all levels of the municipal, provincial and federal governments. It is a storm that will not be forgotten and one whose blow has changed the landscape and mindset of the province. It will also live on as it is recorded in multitudes of photos, videos and media reports.

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