IN PHOTOS: Extensive Damage Around Malta After Major Storm

Some parts of the island are still getting back on their feet


A surprise storm that battered Malta on Carnival weekend has laid bare some infrastructural weaknesses around the island. 

This follows reports of flooding of community centres, such as the St. Vincent De Paul residence, as well as the postponement of Carnival activities and sports events at the Kordin Sports Pavillion due to a leaking roof.

Two manholes have become detached in Msida following flooding in the area. A Maltese man attempted to move the manholes himself before calling Water Services and the Msida council, to no avail.

Some cars have reportedly been damaged when drivers hit the manholes by accident. 

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There have been reports of up to three water pipes releasing water onto a road in Luqa, leading to flooding in the tunnels near the International Airport leading to Mqabba. 

The road has been closed from one side due to the water leakage, which has been going on for hours.

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Families in a Balzan street woke up this morning to find their underground garages flooded till knee level. One man attempted to remove water using a pump, with little success.

They called in the Civil Protection Unit who began work on removing the water from the garages. 

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A length of scaffolding on a construction site near Portomaso in St. Julians gave way after being hit by last night's storm. At around 6am this morning the scaffolding broke, leading to working materials like bricks to fall down on a staircase leading to the back entrance of the Hilton hotel.

Nearby residents reported hearing a loud bang followed by the sound of rocks and bricks falling when the scaffolding gave way.

No one was hurt in the incident, and the staircase has been closed off for cleaning.

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