Heavy rain floods Addu City

Flood in Addu City following the heaving rain on the night of 1 November 2018. (Photo/MNDF)

MNDF has been mobilized in response to the flood in some wards of Addu City due to torrential rains.  

The flooding on the streets have caused water in to some of the houses in MaradhooMaradhoo-Feydhoo and Hithadhoo 

Addu City had experienced nonstop rain from last night to this morning. A witness from the City told Sun Media that water started going into the houses around 3 a.m. last night.  

Sandbag stacked at a house in Addu City to prevent water from coming in after torrential rain caused floods on the night of 1 November 2018. (Sun Photo/Reader)

MNDF said that parts of Addu City were flooded last night and the MNDF Fire Station in Feydhoo is providing assistance to control the flooding.  

MET Office has issued a White Weather Alert to the south of the country including Addu City from 8:20 a.m. to 1:20 p.m. along with a Yellow Alert from 8:35 a.m. to Haa Dhaalu and Haa Alifu Atoll.  

While heavy rains have affected Addu City, the capital, Male’ City has experience similar rains, earlier in this week, causing floods.