Torrential rain hit the islands of Addu city on Thursday resulting in extensive flooding and damages to property.
Addu councilor Ali Fahmy Ahmed told Sun that heavy rain lashed the city from midnight to 2 am, and that while the rain had weakened since then, it continued to pour non-stop.
“Flooding has resulted in all districts of Addu. The most damage was to Feydhoo, Maradhoo-Feydhoo and Hithadhoo,” said Ali Fahmy.
Ali Fahmy said the flooding has damaged furniture and household appliances in private residences.
He said that the council, in collaboration with other relevant authorities, were using pumps to drain the flood water, and stacking sandbags by the entrances of residences in order to prevent the floodwater from seeping in.
Maldives Meteorological Service issued a yellow alert advisory for islands from L. Atoll to Addu City from 10 am to 2pm. The service forecasts torrential rain and thunderstorms with gusts of 45 miles per hours to affect the region.