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Damages sustained due to weather conditions being monitored: NDMA

Shahudha Mohamed
12 August 2019, MVT 14:55
Military personnel clearing up trees that were uprooted in strong winds due to bad weather conditions. PHOTO: MNDF
Shahudha Mohamed
12 August 2019, MVT 14:55

National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) announced that the islands that sustained damages due to current weather conditions are being monitored by the authority.

Incidents of strong winds uprooting trees and blowing off the roof tops in various households were reported from southern islands.

According to NDMA, island councils were working together with Maldives Police Service and Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) to repair the damages.

Minister of Defence Mariya Ahmed Didi's tweet showing military personnel at work repairing damaged roofs in southern islands. PHOTO: TWITTER

NDMA reports that a total of 24 houses in Addu City and 15 houses in Fuvahmulah City sustained damages to their roofs.

As per Maldives Meteorological Service (MET Office), majority of the country will experience heavy showers and thunderstorms during Sunday and Monday - the first two days of Eid Al-Adha. MET Office advised the public to exercise caution, as southern atolls are expected to experience strong winds and rough seas as well.