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Flashback Friday: 13 years since Hurricane Juan ripped through P.E.I.

The weather outside Thursday and Friday has been calm and sunny, but 13 years ago that certainly wasn’t the case.

A look back to Sept. 29, 2003, when Hurricane Juan left its mark on the Island

Boats were heavily damaged, and some sank, at the Charlottetown Yacht Club during Hurricane Juan in 2003. (CBC)

The weather outside Thursday and Friday has been calm and sunny, but 13 years ago that certainly wasn't the case.

In the overnight hours of Sept. 29, 2003, Hurricane Juan blew through the Island with heavy rain and 140-km/h winds, snapping large trees, crushing barns and sinking boats.

Here's a look back at some CBC pictures from that day.

The scene at the Charlottetown Yacht Club in the early morning after Hurricane Juan. (CBC)
The wharves were also heavily damaged at the Charlottetotown Yacht Club. (CBC)
This barn in rural P.E.I. was completely flattened. (CBC)
Large trees snapped like twigs, some landing on nearby homes. (CBC)
Power was out for most of the Island during and after the storm. (CBC)
The roof over the grandstand at the Charlottetown Driving Park was damaged. (CBC)

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