Hundreds of people in Innisfail, on Australia's northeast coast, took advantage of meat that otherwise would soon begin to rot due to power outages.
A federal lawmaker says up to 7,000 people are homeless from the storm, which flooded streets, tore roofs off homes and flattened sugar and banana plantations.
There were about 30 minor injuries, but no deaths.
Some 120 Australian troops rumbled in on trucks to help deliver aid.
Special clean up and urban search-and-rescue crews are also heading for Innisfail.
A federal official who's helping coordinate aid says one of the most immediate needs is "to get shelter over roofless homes."
He says "there are many."