Heavy rain in GDh Nadellaa has caused flooding and damages to houses.
Speaking to VNews, Nadellaa Council President Faisal Najeeb said the rain, which has been pouring nonstop since Wednesday evening, caused flooding which leaked into around 80 houses and damaged property inside.
Mr Najeeb said two water pumps were used on Wednesday, but the Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF) began overseeing the efforts after the pumps failed to control the flooding.
After the rain worsened early Thursday morning, they began digging ditches to drain the flood, said Najeeb.
Nadellaa has a population of around 11,000 and the island consists of 140 houses.
Maldives Meteorological Centre (MET) has warned of the possibility of tornadoes in cloudy areas, with the onset of the south-west monsoon.
On Wednesday night, a tornado ripped through Addu City’s Hithadhoo causing massive amounts of damages to buildings.