Fiji's interim Government may need more money for cyclone relief and rehabilitation as only US$3.3 million has been allocated for natural disasters this year.
The Director of the National Disaster Management Service, Joeli Rokovada, told local television this money may only be enough to tend to urgent matters like feeding people who have sought shelter in evacuation centres and repairing their homes.
He said Cyclone Gene had done a lot of damage around the country and some parts were very seriously affected such as the provinces of Cakaudrove in the North and Rewa, Tailevu and Naitasiri in the Central/Eastern division.
Fiji Live says assessment teams sent out to respective parts of the country are expected back shortly with their reports before a submission will be made to the interim Cabinet.
Mr Rokovada has also urged people not to wait on Government assistance but to start clearing up their backyards and roads leading up to their respective homes.