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Maldives island suffers flood damage after heavy rains

A house in Kulhudhuffushi completely flooded due to heavy rain. PHOTO/KULHUDHUFFUSHI ONLINE

Several houses in Haa Dhaal Atoll Kulhudhuffushi island have suffered flood damage due to heavy rains on Saturday evening.

Kulhudhuffushi island council president Ali Mohamed said the island had experienced heavy rains from 8.30pm on Saturday which had continued for more than four hours.

Mohamed said the entire island has been flooded with several houses and schools suffering water damage.

"The water has seeped into several houses damaging household items. So far we've seen furniture and electronic items damaged in some houses," Mohamed said.

Mohamed said the council was still trying to determine the number of houses affected by flooding.

Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF), police along with MWSC and the public have now commenced efforts to drain the flooded areas.

Heavy rains on Saturday evening had also caused power outages in some areas while the sewage system had also been affected, council said.

The meteorology department expects heavy rains to continue in the north of Maldives for the next 24 hours.

Weather by Maldives Meteorological Service
Male
30°C
Rain: 6.4 mm
Humidity: 77%
Wind: SW 15 mph
Wed
thundershower
Thu
thundershower
Fri
modrate rain
Hanimadhoo
30°C
Rain: TRACE
Humidity: 77%
Wind: WSW 12 mph
Wed
slight shower
Thu
slight shower
Fri
thundershower
Kaadehdhoo
30°C
Rain: NIL
Humidity: 73%
Wind: SW 07 mph
Wed
thundershower
Thu
modrate rain
Fri
modrate rain
Kahdhoo
31°C
Rain: TRACE
Humidity: 74%
Wind: SSW 07 mph
Wed
thundershower
Thu
modrate rain
Fri
modrate rain
Gan
30°C
Rain: TRACE
Humidity: 71%
Wind: SSW 07 mph
Wed
thundershower
Thu
thundershower
Fri
modrate rain

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