A drone's eye view of Fiona damage at P.E.I. National Park

Trees down, roads undermined, beaches realigned — but a lighthouse is unscathed

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Caption: The iconic lighthouse at Covehead stands untouched by the storm. (Shane Hennessey/CBC)

Prince Edward Island National Park is no stranger to storm damage. It took well over a year to clean up trees downed by Dorian near Cavendish Campground in 2019. 
But the storm surge that accompanied post-tropical storm Fiona took it to a whole new level. 
Below are images CBC drone videographer Shane Hennessey captured at the park on P.E.I.'s North Shore on Sept. 28, 2022. 

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Caption: A boardwalk to nowhere: The waves broke off the rest of this structure leading to the beach at Stanhope. (Shane Hennessey/CBC)

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Caption: Storm-force winds from the north flattened trees along the Gulf Shore Parkway in P.E.I. National Park. (Shane Hennessey/CBC)

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Caption: Another view of the downed trees. (Shane Hennessey/CBC)

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Caption: The storm surge pulled a huge amount of sand from sand dunes into the water along P.E.I.'s North Shore. At least for now, it means people will wade out a lot longer before the water gets deep. (Shane Hennessey/CBC)

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Caption: A different angle showing the destruction at Stanhope Beach. (Shane Hennessey/CBC)

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Caption: More evidence of heavy erosion at P.E.I. National Park just east of the Stanhope main beach. (Shane Hennessey/CBC)

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Caption: The road by the famous hotel at Dalvay, P.E.I., was undermined by Fiona's storm surge. (Shane Hennessey/CBC)

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Caption: Covehead Bridge is intact but erosion is visible on the road verges leading out to it. (Shane Hennessey/CBC)

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Caption: A crumbled shoreline with only heavier blocks of sandstone left. (Shane Hennessey/CBC)