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World Flood-hit Venice to face another exceptional high tide on Sunday

21:35  16 november  2019
21:35  16 november  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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MILAN (Reuters) - Venice will face another exceptional high tide on Sunday , after its worst flooding in 50 years on Tuesday caused more than billion worth of damage and The tide could reach 160 cm (5.25 feet) just after midday on Sunday , according to Venice ’s center for forecast on tides .

MILAN (Reuters) – Venice will face another exceptional high tide on Sunday , after its worst flooding in 50 years on Tuesday caused more than . FILE PHOTO: Tourists walk in St. Mark’s Square after days of severe flooding in Venice , Italy, November 16, 2019.

a group of people walking in the water: Tourists walk in St. Mark’s Square after days of severe flooding in Venice© Reuters/MANUEL SILVESTRI Tourists walk in St. Mark’s Square after days of severe flooding in Venice

Venice will face another exceptional high tide on Sunday, after its worst flooding in 50 years on Tuesday caused more than $1 billion worth of damage and submerged St Mark's Square under a meter of water.

a group of people walking in the rain: Italian police officers patrol St. Mark’s Square after days of flooding in Venice© Reuters/MANUEL SILVESTRI Italian police officers patrol St. Mark’s Square after days of flooding in Venice

The tide could reach 160 cm (5.25 feet) just after midday on Sunday, according to Venice's center for forecast on tides.

a group of people that are standing in the water: A seagull eats a pigeons in St. Mark’s Square after days of severe flooding in Venice© Reuters/MANUEL SILVESTRI A seagull eats a pigeons in St. Mark’s Square after days of severe flooding in Venice

"It will be a tough day tomorrow, but we are ready," Mayor Luigi Brugnaro said on Saturday during a press conference.

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MILAN, Nov 16 (Reuters) - Venice will face another exceptional high tide on Sunday , after its worst flooding in 50 years on Tuesday caused more than billion worth of damage and submerged St Mark's Square under a metre of water. The tide could reach 160 cm (5.25 feet) just after midday on

VENICE —Reeling from devastating floods this week, Venice suffered another exceptional high tide on Nov. The city’s center for tide forecasts had warned the tide could reach 160 cm on Sunday and the high mark hit at 12:10 p.m. GMT was not far short of that.

Gianluigi Donnarumma, Gabriele Gravina standing in front of a building: Gianluigi Donnarumma, football player of the Italian national team, walks in St. Mark’s Square after days of severe flooding in Venice© Reuters/MANUEL SILVESTRI Gianluigi Donnarumma, football player of the Italian national team, walks in St. Mark’s Square after days of severe flooding in Venice

On Tuesday the tide peaked at 187 cm (6.14 ft) at 10.50 p.m. (2150 GMT), just short of the record 194 cm set in 1966. In normal conditions, tides of 80-90 cm are generally seen as high but manageable.

a group of people standing in front of a crowd: Italian Interior Minister Luciana Lamorgese walks on a platform in St. Mark’s Square after days of severe flooding in Venice© Reuters/MANUEL SILVESTRI Italian Interior Minister Luciana Lamorgese walks on a platform in St. Mark’s Square after days of severe flooding in Venice

Brugnaro, who has been appointed the special commissioner to deal with the emergency, on Saturday said he had received offers of support from the European Union, and that the European Investment Bank (EIB) could grant special loans for repairs.

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MILAN (Reuters) - Venice will face another exceptional high tide on Sunday , after its worst flooding in 50 years on Tuesday caused more than billion worth of damage and submerged St Mark's Square under a metre of water. The tide could reach 160 cm (5.25 feet) just after midday on Sunday

Venice [Italy], Nov 17 (ANI): Flood - hit Venice is expected to face another exceptional high tide that could reach 160 cm just after midday on Sunday , Venice 's centre for forecast on tides has said.

a person standing in front of a building talking on a cell phone: Tourist stands in St. Mark’s Square after days of severe flooding in Venice© Reuters/MANUEL SILVESTRI Tourist stands in St. Mark’s Square after days of severe flooding in Venice

The mayor confirmed a damage estimate of around 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion). ($AU1.6 billon) The government declared a state of emergency for Venice on Thursday, allocating 20 million euros to address the immediate damage.

Volunteers save manuscripts from the music conservatory Benedetto Marcello after severe flooding in Venice© Reuters/MANUEL SILVESTRI Volunteers save manuscripts from the music conservatory Benedetto Marcello after severe flooding in Venice

Speaking at the same press conference, the official supervising art works and historic buildings Emanuela Carpani said half the city's 120 churches had been flooded with salt water on Tuesday, damaging some mosaic floors.

a group of people standing around a table: Volunteers save manuscripts from the music conservatory Benedetto Marcello after severe flooding in Venice© Reuters/MANUEL SILVESTRI Volunteers save manuscripts from the music conservatory Benedetto Marcello after severe flooding in Venice

"Water is a cancer whose damages emerge after months," Carpani said, adding that the first repairs to these churches could cost 3.6 million euros.

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MILAN - Venice will face another exceptional high tide on Sunday , after its worst flooding in 50 years on Tuesday caused more than billion worth of damage and submerged St Mark's Square under a meter of water.

Another exceptional high tide swamped Venice on Sunday , causing the tourist hotspot of St. Mark's Square to be closed due to the high water as the Italian city marked the worst week of flooding since records started officially being kept. Venice 's Tide Office said the peak tide of nearly 5 feet hit just

Volunteers save manuscripts from the music conservatory Benedetto Marcello after severe flooding in Venice© Reuters/MANUEL SILVESTRI Volunteers save manuscripts from the music conservatory Benedetto Marcello after severe flooding in Venice

On Tuesday Saint Mark's Basilica was flooded for the sixth time in 1,200 years, but the fourth in the last 20.

a person standing in front of a store: A man clears away damage caused by days of severe flooding in Venice© Reuters/MANUEL SILVESTRI A man clears away damage caused by days of severe flooding in Venice

With three tides above 140 cm this week, 2019 will be the worst year for high tides in Venice since 1872, when official tide statistics were first produced.

a close up of a street in front of a brick building: Waste from flooded households piled in the street caused by days of severe flooding in Venice© Reuters/MANUEL SILVESTRI Waste from flooded households piled in the street caused by days of severe flooding in Venice a person standing in front of a brick building: A worker clears away damage caused by days of severe flooding in Venice© Reuters/MANUEL SILVESTRI A worker clears away damage caused by days of severe flooding in Venice a person sitting at a table in a room: Volunteers save manuscripts from the music conservatory Benedetto Marcello after severe flooding in Venice© Reuters/MANUEL SILVESTRI Volunteers save manuscripts from the music conservatory Benedetto Marcello after severe flooding in Venice

More floods swamp Venice just 11 days after highest water levels in 50 years killed two people and caused damage .
New images show the floods continuing to plague the city as people wade through the streets and try to salvage their businesses. New images show the floods continuing to plague the city as people wade through the streets and try to salvage their businesses as residents braced themselves for another, though smaller, high tide today.

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