Lh. Naifaru

Flood affects houses in Naifaru

Heavy rain in Lhaviyani Atoll Naifaru has caused flooding in the island causing the water to enter some of the residential houses.

MNDF today said that they are providing assistance to the island following the flood. And they are working to drain the roads.

Continuous rain since early morning has had four houses in the island to be affected by the flood causing damage to property.

President of the Naifaru Island Council, Mohamed Kaarim said that furniture at four houses have been damaged due to flood. He said that the MNDF and the Maldives Police Service are working with the Council and the company working on the island’s sewerage system project are working to drain the water.

MET Office has said that rain is expected at a large portion of the country including heavy rain to the islands from Haa Alifu Atoll to Thaa Atoll.

A Yellow Weather Alert has been issued for the region effective until 1:40 p.m. today.