VITOGO Village outside Lautoka is slowly recovering from the damage caused by last month's flood.
According to village headman Ratu Jone Sovasova, one of the major concerns for the villagers was food supply.
He said all villagers previously involved in subsistence farming were now resorting to the markets for cassava, dalo and vegetables.
"Before the flood, this food was harvested from our farms but the damage caused by the flood has left us with no option but to buy from the market," said Ratu Jone.
"More than 80 per cent of the root crops and vegetable farms were destroyed by the flood.
"Most of the villagers are unemployed."
He said the villagers had started with replanting root crops and vegetables but these would not be ready for consumption for some time.
Ratu Jone said another area of concern was the drainage of the Vitogo River which could be subjected to flooding again.
"The river is very shallow and is filled with debris brought about by the last lot of heavy rain.
"The river is a huge threat to flooding here especially during heavy rain and we are calling for assistance to dredge the river."