Epic Flooding on Italian Island of Sardinia - KMSP-TV

Epic Flooding on Italian Island of Sardinia

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Meteorologist Steve Frazier Meteorologist Steve Frazier

The Mediterranean island of Sardinia was ravaged by floods on Tuesday after a cyclone Cleopatra dropped up to several inches of rain in just under 24 hours.

Italy declared a state of emergency on Tuesday flash floods on the island of Sardinia,  AP

The flooding killed at least 17 people, washed out bridges and swept away cars. There are some reports of water 10 feet deep on some parts of the popular tourist destination.

Washed out road in Sardinia Tuesday, AP

Heavy rain also fell in other parts of Italy including Rome and Venice. In Venice, residents and tourists could be seen wading through flood water among St. Mark's Square.

Two tankers battered by gale winds and waves the Gulf of Cagliari, Sardinia, AP

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