Thinadhoo and Vaadhoo floods in heavy rain

Flooding Vaadhoo following heavy rain.

Thinadhoo and Vaadhoo in the Gaafu Dhaalu atoll has been flooded following heavy rain in the atoll.

MNDF said that rainfall started around 11:30 p.m. last night. And the rain in Thinadhoo lasted eight hours and Vaadhoo is still experiencing rain.

Sandbanks employeed to prevent water from entering at a house in Thinadhoo.

President of the Thinadhoo Island Council, Ibrahim Assad, said that 36 houses were flooded during the rain. And MNDF is using pumps to drain and the water but it is difficult to drain water from the houses without smaller pumps.

Flooding in Thinadhoo.

Head of the Vaadhoo Council, Mohamed Ibrahim said that flood damaged personal property at some houses including electronics and bedroom sets. He said that the island is lacking long pipes to drain water from the houses. 

Flooding in Vaadhoo.