BREAKING: Addu islands flood as sea swells into residential areas

Sea swells into Addu City islands | Photo: Social Media

Addu City, Maldives – Addu City reports flooding as sea tides break into homes and residential areas.

Reports indicate heavy flooding from Addu City Maradhoo district while Hithadhoo is also suffering from flooding. Sea swells crashed into the islands this afternoon.

In the video below a local of Maradhoo district describes efforts by islanders personally for coastal protection and notes that without it the island would have completely flooded. Locals are asking for a quick solution.

Video Credit: Ali Shauzoon/Facebook

Met Office has declared white alert for the region from 15:00 to 18:00 today.