Hurricane Fiona – After the Storm


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On September 24, 2022, the Southwest coast of Newfoundland and Labrador experienced the region’s worst natural disaster. But resilience and unity emerged from the chaos and devastation that defied the odds. “Hurricane Fiona: After the Storm” is an unforgettable journey through the heart of a disaster, a testament to the human spirit, and a poignant reflection on the impact of climate change.
Never-before-seen photographs, firsthand accounts, and in-depth reporting reveal the terror and destruction Hurricane Fiona wrought with roaring winds, torrential rains, and the relentless power of nature that left no stone unturned and no life untouched. But amidst the wreckage, a different story began to emerge. The response of government agencies, the selfless dedication of volunteers, and the unwavering strength of communities rallying together showed the world the resilience of the human spirit.
The scars remain one year after the storm, but so does the unyielding determination to rebuild. “Hurricane Fiona: After the Storm” paints a vivid picture of the ongoing efforts to heal and move forward while highlighting the harsh lessons learned from the storm’s devastation and the ongoing impact of climate change on these fragile coastal ecosystems.
This book is a poignant reminder of the power of community, the indomitable spirit of those who faced the worst of times, and the urgent need to confront the realities of our changing climate. It’s a story of resilience, compassion, and hope, beautifully illustrated with photographs that capture the devastation and the triumphs of the human spirit.
Join award-winning Canadian journalist Rosalyn Roy as she takes you on a journey through the heart of the storm and shares the strength and resilience of the people who refuse to be broken.


Rosalyn Roy is an award-winning Canadian journalist, multi-genre author and successful entrepreneur. In 2022, she won the Bob Levin Award for Short Feature for her exclusive first-person dispatch in the National Post – Exclusive: The Heartbreaking Story on the Ground on Newfoundland’s Battered Coast, written during the height of Hurricane Fiona. Her story, Fiona’s Fury, for the Wreckhouse Weekly newspaper, published the day after the storm, claimed the gold award at the 2022 Atlantic Journalism Awards. During her first year as a community news journalist, she wrote a story on Canada’s first autism-friendly hotel that went viral, and she has subsequently written more guest pieces for the National Post.

Born in Channel-Port aux Basques, Rosalyn was raised primarily in the Eastern Townships of Québec. She returned to Newfoundland in 2012 and co-owns a successful, independent community newspaper, print shop and publishing house that serves the Southwest Coast. In her spare time, she enjoys cheering for the Montreal Canadiens, sitting around a campfire, and walking her dog, Gizmo. Her books can be found at the Butterfly Book Boutique in Port aux Basques and other stores throughout the Southwest Coast or ordered online via Wreckhouse Press and Amazon: This is her second non-fiction book.

Twitter: @RosalynRoyWHP
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Weight 3.900 kg
Dimensions 35.00 × 25.00 × 1.5 cm


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