Addu City floods

Flooding in Addu City: 150 households affected, 400 individuals provided aid

  • A total of 93 houses in Feydhoo have been affected
  • Addu has been experiencing heavy rain showers continuously since Thursday evening
  • This has been causing damage to property in a number of households

K. Male' 2020 May 15 | Fri 13:21 local 2,362

Heavy rain showers in Addu City have caused the streets to flood - Addu City Council

Heavy rain showers in the south that caused floods in Addu City have caused damage in over 150 households.

The southernmost city’s council stated that the city has been experiencing heavy rain showers continuously since Thursday evening and due to this, the streets in several districts of the city have been flooding and the flood water has been entering households. This has been causing damage to property in a number of households as well.

The city council added that the households in Feydhoo district attained the most severe damages. As such, a total of 93 houses in the district have been affected, 19 in Maradhoo Feydhoo, 11 in Maradhoo and 28 households in Hithadhoo.

The council has provided breakfast for 400 individuals who have been affected by the torrential rain showers. They are also extending assistance in other possible ways.

It has been revealed that the city residents, along with officers from the Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF) and the Maldives Police Service (MPS) are working with the council to drain the flood water using pumps and they are also active in placing sandbags at the entrances of households to block the flood water from entering.

This comes at a time the Maldives Meteorological Service (MET) has predicted adverse weather conditions over the entirely of the Maldives, and “intense rain clouds” to loom over most parts.

Last updated at: 2 weeks ago | Reviewed by: Zihnath Hassan

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