Firefighters Respond to Severe Flooding in Sardinia

Heavy rainfall has led to severe flooding and swept roads away in Cagliari, Sardinia’s capital.

The Vigili del Fuoco reported on October 10 that a stretch of coastal road between Cagliari and Capoterra had collapsed. This footage shows the damaged road, as well as other recovery efforts led by firefighters.

Schools remain closed in the region on October 11 as emergency personnel battled with the conditions.

An orange alert was in place for Liguria in the northwest of Italy, and a yellow alert was in place for several parts of Sardinia, Tuscany and Sicily, with rainfall, hailstorms and strong gusts of wind expected. Credit: Vigili del Fuoco via Storyful