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