Tropical Storm Leslie has moved out of the area, but has left plenty of debris in her wake in the Trinity Conception region.
As predicted, the storm brought heavy winds to the area, resulting in downed utility wires, power outages, snapped trees and peeled siding and roof shingles.
But the region escaped the flooding and washouts and property damage that accompanied Hurricane Igor two years ago.
That's largely because rainfall amounts were much lower.
But the heavy winds, which roared to nearly 140 kilometres per/hour in the St. John's area, won't soon be forgotten by many homeowners, with some saying they hadn't experienced such gusts since Hurricane Ione pounded the province in September 1955.
Bob Bishop of Cupids remembers walking home from school hand-in-hand with his classmates during that storm. Fifty-seven years later, Bishop said he was reminded of Ione's power.
And the evidence was in his driveway. A 60-foot poplar tree that Bishop planted in his front yard on Seaforest Drive nearly 40 years ago snapped and toppled onto his driveway.
The storm closed schools and disrupted health services in the region. Some businesses were also closed, and in some places power is yet to be restored.
For more coverage of the storm, pick up a copy of the Sept. 18 print edition of The Compass.