Samoa's Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sa'ilele, is calling on survivors of Cyclone Evan to start rebuilding their lives, instead of waiting for help.
The cyclone destroyed homes and businesses, and killed at least five people.
The Samoan Prime Minister has told local media people should adopt a 'self-help' attitude.
"There are other means of rebuilding houses that were destroyed,” he said.
"We are a nation that does not rely on people for help, we have families to help."