National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) reports that the damage caused by heavy flooding in some islands in the past week has been brought under control.
Chief Executive of NDMA, Hisaan Hussain told VNews that the heavy rain in the past week caused substantial flooding throughout the country, especially in the southern atolls.
While the flooding caused extensive damages in some islands, it has been brought under control and assessments are being carried out to identify the level of damage. However, this can only be ascertained after the assessments are completed, she said.
She also said that the final assessment will be compiled on Saturday and the information will be promptly shared with the media.
Extensive damages were incurred due to heavy flooding in Th. Atoll, L. Atoll, GA. Atoll and GDh. Atoll. While six islands in Th. Atoll sustained damages in the flooding, 10 houses in Guraidhoo and seven houses in Omadhoo had sustained the most damages.
Meanwhile 14 islands in the southern atolls had also sustained damages, of which Villingili experienced the worst of the disaster; more than 50 houses flooded and three houses rendered uninhabitable due to extensive water, authorities report.