MALE, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) -- The Maldives National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), together with the police and defense forces, on Monday, began a massive clean up operation in the islands south of the country which sustained severe damages from days of strong winds and heavy rains.
Several incidents of strong winds uprooting trees and blowing off roof tops in various households were reported from the southern islands, the NMDA said, in its latest situation update.
According to NDMA, island councils were working together with Maldives Police Service and Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) to repair the damages.
The NDMA reported that a total of 24 houses in Addu City and 15 houses in Fuvahmulah City had sustained damages due to adverse weather.
The Maldives Meteorological Service (MET Office), in its latest weather update said the majority of the country will experience heavy showers and thunderstorms during the coming days and it advised the public to exercise caution.