Severe flash floods on Sardinia: massive damage, at least 9 fatalities – November 18, 2013

Heavy flash floods hit Sardinia late last afternoon, causing heavy disruption to road and rail, as well as air and sea traffic. Severe damage has been reported and at least 9 fatalities, with 4 more missing. Most of the fatalities were either occupants of cars, swept by the raging torrents or elderly, who drowned inside their houses.

High rainfall accumulations occured, with 208 mm / 6 h reported from locality Seui. More data will follow. Sardegna was part of SLGT risk of DAY 1 Outlook for 18/11/2013.






Sardinia floods. Source: MeteoWeb.it


Sardinia floods. Source: Youreporter.it










Sardinia floods. Source: Associazione MeteoNetwork Onlus