My Comment: It seems there have been several ‘Apocalyptic’ storms recently, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, the Heartland of America (Washington Illinois), now this. Notice the name of this storm: ‘Cyclone Cleopatra’ ???
AP Photo: Alessandra Chergia
(MSN) Rescuers work in a flooded street in the small town of Uras, Sardinia, on Monday.
A torrential rainstorm killed at least 16 people, downed bridges and swept cars away in Sardinia on Tuesday.
ROME — Emergency crews worked to reach remote parts of flood-ravaged Sardinia on Tuesday after a torrential rainstorm killed at least 16 people, downed bridges and swept cars away.
17 Dead After Cyclone Cleopatra Floods Sardinia, Italy
Italy’s civil protection chief, Franco Gabrielli, said one person remained unaccounted for and that the toll of 16 may still rise as crews reach isolated areas in the countryside where some homes are submerged.
The island, famed for its Costa Smerelda beaches of crystal clear water and dry Mediterranean climate, received more than 15 inches of water in 24 hours, he told Sky TG24.
Olbia Mayor Gianni Giovanelli said the city had been destroyed by the “apocalyptic” storm, with bridges felled by gushing, muddy rivers and water levels reaching 10 feet high in some places.
Premier Enrico Letta convened the cabinet Tuesday morning to declare a state of emergency to free up funding and resources.
- Sardinia cyclone: island hit by deadly storm and floods (telegraph.co.uk)
- ‘Apocalyptic’ storm floods parts of Sardinia, downing bridges and killing at least 14 (foxnews.com)
- Sardinia floods kill at least 16 as Italy declares state of emergency on island (theguardian.com)
- ‘Apocalyptic’ storm floods Sardinia, 16 dead (usatoday.com)