MNDF assists in clearing Male’ flood waters

Fire crews from the Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) have today been working to clear flood water from roads across Male’ following heavy showers.

The MNDF has said that several complaints were received by the department from citizens who had difficulties in walking and driving because of the flood water on some of the capital’s roads.

Fire crews placed had opted to use water pumps near Indira Gandi Memorial Hospital [IGMH], Ghiyasudeen School and the local garbage area, the MNDF said in a statement.

Local media reported that the flood waters had been caused by two hours of non-stop heavy rain this morning.

Flood waters were reported today to have affected Ameenee Magu, parts of Boduthakurufaanu Magu and some several other roads in Male’ City.

Meanwhile, the National Meteorological Department has said that the wet weather is expected to continue for the next two days.