Recover work is underway in storm-damaged Fiji.

A severe rainstorm struck on Thursday, causing flooding and mudslides on the island of Viti Levu.

Three people are confirmed dead, after they were swept away by floodwaters.

Fiji Red Cross spokesman Vuli Gauna said relief work began the same day, with a local Red Cross branch offering blankets and clothing to families.

He said the main concern is with water and sanitation, as many villages have only pit toilets.

Mr Gauna said some villages in central Viti Levu are still inaccessible due to flooding, but the Red Cross will attempt to get to these places.

- Newstalk ZB