“We are prepared to help impacted New Brunswickers get back on their feet,” said Public Safety Minister Bill Hogan.

Significant damage was reported in various communities in the province. Wind gusts in excess of 100 km/h were recorded in several areas. There was also a storm surge along the eastern coast that damaged homes, roads and bridges.

About 12,000 NB Power customers currently remain without power.

At the peak of the storm, about 17 bridges and roads were closed and as of 5 p.m. Sunday, only three roads remain closed. Assessments will continue over the coming days.

How to apply

Residents affected by property damage related to hurricane Fiona on Sept. 23 or 24 can report it by calling 1-888-298-8555 or by registering online.

Damage assessments will be reviewed, and health and safety inspection teams may be dispatched if required.

Residents are reminded to:

  • Contact their insurance companies immediately to report the damage.
  • Take photos of the damage to their homes or properties.
  • Keep receipts of any repairs and replacement purchases.
  • Log the number of hours of work undertaken for residents who are cleaning their own properties, or family members or those who have assisted in the cleanup of their property.

The deadline for homeowners, small businesses and not-for-profit organizations to submit an application is Jan. 31, 2023. They can call 1-888-553-8558 with any questions.