MNDF assist locals affected by heavy rain in S. Feydhoo

MNDF officers getting ready to stack sand sacs near homes to prevent entry of water | photo: MNDF

Malé, Maldives – Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) were draining 2 roads flooded due to heavy rain in Addu City, Feydhoo and are also assisting locals affected by the heavy rain.

MNDF tweeted saying that they were draining two roads in Feydhoo that were flooded due to the ongoing heavy rain. MNDF is also stacking sand sacs near the entrances of houses that are being flooded due to the increased rainfall. They have stacked sand sacs at 8 houses in Feydhoo so far.

The current weather in Maldives is due to a cyclone located near HA. Thuraakurnu this morning.

MET revealed that approximately 400 miles north of HA. Thuraakurnu, a Tropical cyclone by the name of “Tauktae” was located at five in the morning. Over the time, MET informed that the cyclone is expected to intensify further and move in a north-northwesterly direction of the Maldives.

As an effect of the cyclone, MET warns that for the upcoming 18 hours, Maldives is expected to see strong winds and rough seas, noting that especially that the prevailing southwest monsoon will bring rain and isolated heavy showers to the country

The MET Office advised all citizens to be cautious of the upcoming severe weather conditions and to take precautionary measures against it.