Important Information About Hurricane Fiona

Hurricane Fiona is expected to bring dangerous weather conditions to areas of the Maritimes from late on Thursday, September 22 through Saturday, September 24.

Zurich Insurance has helpful emergency response plans available to help you prepare for the storm: Flood Emergency Response Plan and Windstorm Emergency Response Plan.

Potential Hazards Include:

  • Severe and damaging wind gusts
  • Very high waves and coastal storm surge
  • Intense rainfall rates

Hurricane Fiona is expected to transform into a hurricane force post tropical cyclone on Saturday. The storm will produce very heavy rain beginning Thursday night. Flooding and washed-out roads are likely in some areas.

Strong to severe wind gusts are expected to begin impacting the region on Friday peaking on Saturday. Past storms of this nature have produced prolonged utility outages and structural damage. Buildings under construction will be particularly vulnerable.

Household preparations and emergency kits should be prepared well before the start of inclement weather. This would include sufficient food and water for up to 72 hours, means to charge cellular phones and securing or removing outdoor furniture. Travel may be hazardous and alternative travel plans should be considered in advance of the storm.

If you are affected by the storm, CDSPI has information to help you access resources.

TripleGuard™ Insurance:

TripleGuard™ insurance includes coverage for loss or damage to your dental office contents due to insured perils, such as floods.

To Report a TripleGuard Office Insurance Claim:

Call 1.800.561.9401 or 1.888.490.0611 outside of regular business hours (8:30 am - 4:30 pm EST).

CDSPI Home & Auto Insurance

Call 1.877.277.7230 or submit your claim online. Representatives at The Personal can be contacted at any time if you expect to file a claim.

Representatives at CDSPI are available to answer questions about your insurance coverage during regular business hours (8:30 to 4:30 pm EST) or by email at

Additional Resources

The Members’ Assistance Program (MAP), sponsored by CDSPI, provides clinical counselling, professional guidance and wellness resources to help you at school, work and in your personal life—at no cost to you. This strictly confidential service is provided by LifeWorks, the largest Canadian-based Employee and Family Assistance provider.  To speak with someone for more information, call the confidential MAP number at 1.844.578.4040.

Supporting Materials:

These materials include strategies for coping with disaster related stress and anxiety.

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