Tuesday night’s heavy rain has damaged the roofs of Male’ Hiyaa 1 and Male’ Hiyaa 2 apartment buildings, and left some of the apartments flooded.
A resident of Male’ Hiyaa 2 said the top floor of the building has been severely flooded since 4:30 a.m. causing damages to furniture and electronics. The resident said if there is more rainfall, people may not be able to live there due to severe flooding.
People living in the two buildings have complained about power cuts as well.
Met Office said the capital received 85mm of rain within the past 24 hours. Rainfall was heaviest between 4 a.m. and 6 a.m., Met Office said.
Several roads of the city were severely flooded due to the heavy rainfall. As a result, pedestrians and vehicles faced huge difficulties.