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Floods in Male’ controlled: MNDF

Nafaahath Ibrahim
06 December 2018, MVT 11:50
People walk on a flooded street in Male' on Wednesday. PHOTO: NISHAN ALI/MIHAARU
Nafaahath Ibrahim
06 December 2018, MVT 11:50

Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) released a statement saying that the flood in Male’ city was controlled after heavy rain from morning to evening on Wednesday.

At a press conference, Commander Colonel of Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) Abdulla Zuhuree, announced that the water was drained from the city which allowed the residents of Male’ to walk through the city with convenience.

According to Zuhuree, the IGMH was the most affected area in the Male’ flood.

“Floods have been controlled although we will continue to work through the night,” said Zuhuree, speaking to journalists at the press conference on Wednesday night.

Zuhuree thanked the Maldives Customs Service for their assistance in providing sand bags. In addition, Ooreedoo donated 50 rubber boots to help the cause.

Nine pumps were used to drain the water from the city. Further 19 pumps were to be used if the floods worsened and 25 pumps at maximum, according to Zuhuree.

Even though the rain did not continue through the night, the MNDF forces put blockades around the houses as a precautionary step in case of additional rain.

National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC) provided their assistance to the two families who were affected by the heavy rain on Wednesday.

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