Local member William Samb said they have received a report from the Catholic Church alerting them of the situation.
Samb said a budget has been drawn up including this (emergency) specifically as well as for the medical assessment on ground.
But he said receiving funds was the cause of delay.
Speaking to Loop PNG this morning, Samb said he is aware that the funds into the district treasury should be confirmed today.
He said according to the budget, at least K50,000 each should be allocated for the two exercises.
The provincial government will also have to confirm their component on this to assist, he stated.
Tumai Ipou from the Central provincial disaster and emergency division said his team had also submitted a separate report of the situation to the Central Provincial Government and the National Disaster Office.
This is also awaiting funding confirmation.
(Picture courtesy of Junior Thomas from Goilala Insight)