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20 May 2024 | Mon 17:30
Some of the damage caused by strong monsoon activities
Some of the damage caused by strong monsoon activities
Monsoon activities cause damage
Destruction nationwide in the wake of monsoon activities
Adverse weather conditions will continue to prevail for days
The roof of a house in Bandidhoo island was ripped off
A roof of a Fuvahmulah home was also torn off

More houses have been damaged in the wake of strong monsoon activities across the Maldives.

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) revealed that some houses have been damaged in southernmost Addu City, Fuvahmulah City, as well as islands in Vaavu, Dhaalu and Faafu atolls due to heavy rains and strong winds.

Speaking to RaajjeMV, an NDMA official revealed that they received reports after a tower at the e-center that provides Satlink internet services in Fulidhoo island of Vaavu atoll, collapsed.

No injuries were reported in the incident, and no damages were reported to residential houses either.

On May 17, the roofs of houses in Bandidhoo island and Hulhudheli island of Dhaalu atoll were ripped off.

The NDMA official revealed that a similar incident occurred in Fuvahmulah as well, after strong winds tore off the roof of a house in the southern city.

Highlighting that a chunk of the roadside wall of a house in the city had also collapsed, the NDMA official detailed that it occurred after some trees in the area fell.

The roof was also ripped off of a house in Addu City’s Maradhoo-Feydhoo district and on Saturday, some houses in Feeali island of Faafu atoll was impacted by flood water caused by heavy rains.

Intense monsoon activities have been causing immense damage to houses and property in the past couple of days.

Several alerts, white, yellow and orange are being issued throughout the country as the island nation continues to experience strong monsoon activities, wreaking havoc in their wake, across the country. MMS has also warned of possible swell waves during high tide times, across a vast region.

Maldives experiences heavy rain showers and adverse weather conditions during the southwest monsoon as well as the northeast monsoon. Extensive periods of strong winds and adverse weather conditions are usually experienced mostly during the southwest monsoon.

Such adverse weather conditions have caused trees to uproot, roofs to be torn off, and heavy debris falling onto houses, causing immense damage. The squally weather during monsoon also causes extensive damage to crop in some islands and presents challenges for seafarers and fishermen as well. Some islands have been experiencing swell waves surges during high tides as well.

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Reviewed by: Maryam Dhaanish Nasheed
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