MORE than 43,000 households in the Western Division were directly and indirectly affected by the recent flood, this according to a statement from the DISMAC operation centre in the west.
And the statement shows that the total population count from these households involve 203,452 individuals.
The statistics include residents affected by damaged bridges, farms, roads and flooded homes.
A total of 14,729 people were sheltered at various evacuation centres in the west during the height of the flood. So far, only one evacuation centre is still active with 198 evacuees.
Commissioner Western Commander Joeli Cawaki said the government had been working closely with other stakeholders in assisting affected residents.
He said most of the infrastructure damaged by the flood had been restored.
Cdr Cawaki said food distribution to affected residents was continuing.
He said services were expected to be fully restored in the next three months.
"All the development proposals planned from last year in the west have been put on hold," said Cdr Cawaki.
"Power supply has been fully restored while water supply maintenance is ongoing in Lautoka, Ba, Nadi and Sigatoka districts.
"Our men are working overtime in meeting the demand of the flood-affected people and we will make sure that all affected families will be assisted.
"So far so good, we have provided clothes, foods and other goods to affected residents with the help of donors."
Cdr Cawaki said most damaged roads had been repaired, enabling free movement of vehicles in rural areas.
He also warned people to take extra precaution as communicable diseases had claimed seven lives since the last flood.
"The spread of communicable diseases such as typhoid, dengue and leptospirosis is due to happen and people must take precautions," he said. "People have been dying from these diseases and it's our collective role to carry out awareness campaigns to members of the society on how to prevent the spread of these diseases."