Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has said Hurricane Sandy could not have hit Jamaica at a worse time.
Simpson Miller, in a television interview yesterday, said she hopes the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will consider the critical situation that Jamaica has now found itself in as it tries to ink a new agreement.
"I hope that the international agencies - as well as the International Monetary Fund -will recognise the problem that we now have as a result of the storm."
She added: "It could not have come at a worse time than now for us to have this kind of disaster but we certainly will have to see what we can do," the prime minister said.
"Every ministry would have to chip in to ensure that we try to deal with the areas that are really bad and dangerous and could endanger the life of persons."
The prime minister, who on Tuesday cut short her five-day official visit to Canada because of the threatening storm, said the country could be faced with a hefty repair bill after Sandy.
"The fact is that already we have been identifying areas where it is going to take nothing but millions of dollars to deal with."
"The landslides, the further erosions of our drains and gullies, our roadways and a number of houses, particularly in our inner cities, and also poor communities across Jamaica that we will have to pay some attention to," Simpson Miller said.
In the meantime, Richard Azan, the state minister in the housing, transport and works ministry, said based on his observations and reports, the country's infrastructure has been taking a beating.
"At the end of it, I believe we are going to have a lot of problems with out infrastructure," Azan said.