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Heavy flooding in Sardinia, Italy

October 23rd, 2008 Category: Floods

Storm over Sardinia, Italy - October 22nd, 2008

Storm over Sardinia, Italy - October 22nd, 2008

Movement of storm over Sardinia

Movement of storm over Sardinia (Meteosat IR/Eumetsat)

In the main image to the left, we can see a strong storm that hit the island of Sardinia, Italy, on October 22nd, 2008.

On the right, we have an enhanced image showing a detail of the storm as it looms over the Sardinian coast and an animated image showing its movement.

The storm caused heavy flooding, especially in Cagliari and the surrounding area, as it caused streams to overflow their banks.

The newspaper il Corriere della Sera has reported three deaths and three disappearances in Cagliari due to the storm and resulting floodwaters.

Storm over Sardinia - 3D map

Storm over Sardinia - Earth View Projection

Storm over Sardinia - overall image

Storm over Sardinia - overall image

Storm over Sardinia - enhanced image

Storm over Sardinia - enhanced image


Image Close-ups

Cars flung about by floodwaters (Giuseppe Ungari/Ansa)

Cars flung about by floodwaters

Forest ranger checks dike embankments (Giuseppe Ungari/Ansa)

Forest ranger checks dike embankments

Great damage has also been caused to many homes, buildings, city infrastructure and vehicles, as is visible in the photographs.

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