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Seychelles removes the Advisory of Bad Weather Condition on its main island of Mahe and on its inner islands

Seychelles removes the Advisory of Bad Weather Condition on its main island of Mahe and on its inner islands (Forimmediaterelease.net) Seychelles is located just outside the cyclonic belt, but when a tropical depression enters the Indian Ocean region, Seychelles is affected by rain. Today Seychelles can confirm that weather conditions have improved considerably over the last 24 hours with the overall condition generally cloudy and light showers. The tropical depression “Felleng” has moved in a west, southwesterly direction towards Madagascar, and on Wednesday Seychelles expects a sunny day. (MET Office will give further details).

In the areas that had been flooded, the water level has gone down except for the Turtle Bay on the East Coast of Mahe, and mop-up operations are ongoing in all three districts from south of the International Airport to Anse Royale. Small landslides have been reported in various areas around Mahe, Praslin, and La Digue. As for La Digue, the command center will dispatch a team tomorrow morning to further evaluate the causes of the persistent flooding and action will be taken immediately to reduce flooding in the plateau area. While normalcy starts in the three districts of Au Cap, Anse Aux Pins, and Pointe Larue Primary will reopen its doors, with the exception for Pointe Larue Secondary which will remain closed until further notice. Police will intensify their presence in affected areas especially where homes are unattended due to relocation of their owners.

The DRDM Command Centre will close at 9:00 pm tonight, but the public is advised to direct their calls to the police on 4288000 or 2524818, or Fire Services on 4289999.

All roads have been reopened except for the Glacis road where a huge boulder has blocked the road since last night. The Land Transport Authority has confirmed that the road will remain closed until late afternoon on Wednesday (time to be confirmed by SLTA tomorrow) to repair the damaged road. As a result, traffic arrangements will remain as explained previously. With regards to students living at Glacis and needing to attend school at Belombre and Beau Vallon, they will need to remain at home until Thursday morning when normal school bus services will resume.

A number of trees which had been posing a threat have been lopped. The tree-lopping exercise will continue, and it is expected by Friday this will be completed. All reported cases are being dealt with on a priority basis.

The Department of Community Development continues with its exercises to assist in restoring life to normalcy in the three affected districts and to facilitate repatriation of some 40 families who have been given temporary accommodation.

The DRDM is launching a special appeal to all public to pay particular attention to health issues especially to potential health issues that may arise after the aftermath of the flooding. Everyone is being advised to contact health personnel or their clinic and not to take medication unless advised by health personnel. The Ministry of Health is continuing its disinfection program of affected areas and health professionals are on ground carrying out home visits.

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