Defense Minister Mariya Ahmed Didi, yesterday, visited Addu City to assess the condition of the City subsequent to the stern flooding due to heavy rain.
Chief of defense force major general, Abdulla Shamal and other high ranked MNDF officers visited Addu alongside with the minister.
During her visit to Addu, the minister visited the homes affected by the flood and ascertained the current situation and safety of the families residing in the homes.
The minister also met with Addu City Mayor and clarified the damages caused by the flood.
Addu City Council earlier said the continuous rain has disrupted daily life, with many workplaces closed due to flooding. Several families have evacuated their homes and relocated to other shelters as their homes are no longer suitable to be occupied.
According to the national disaster management, 146 homes were affected by the floods in Addu City. This includes 50 homes from Hithadhoo, 4 from Maradhoo, 12 from Maradhoo Feydhoo, 43 from Feydhoo, 10 from Hulhudhoo and 27 from Meedhoo.
While 9 homes have been evacuated, City Council revealed that five out of the nine homes were in Hithadhoo, which suffered the most damage.
The government budget for this year is comprised of the installation of a water drayage system at Addu.
Due to the slow progress in work, the parliament member for Maradhoo constituency, Ibrahim Shareef has raised his concerns and demanded the relevant authorities to swift the progress of the system installation.