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Veneto regional council , which is located on Venice's Grand Canal, was flooded for the first time in its history on Tuesday night -- just after it rejected measures to combat climate change . "Ironically, the chamber was flooded two minutes after the majority League, Brothers of Italy , and Forza Italia
A council room in Venice became swamped with water just minutes after officials there rejected measures to combat climate change . The flooding is the worst in over 50 years and shocking pictures shared on social media show visitors and residents struggling through the deep waters in
Veneto regional council, which is located on Venice's Grand Canal, was flooded for the first time in its history on Tuesday night -- just after it rejected measures to combat climate change.
The historic Italian city has been brought to its knees this week by the worst flooding there in more than 50 years.
And the council chamber in Ferro Fini Palace started to take in water around 10 p.m. local time, as councilors were debating the 2020 regional budget, Democratic Party councilor Andrea Zanoni said in a long Facebook post.
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Residents in the iconic city on a lagoon are used to water, but the mayor has called this year's high tides "apocalyptic," and says climate change is to blameVenice sits on a tidal lagoon, just above sea level, so the city's squares and streets often get wet at high tide. This week, though, the water peaked more than six feet above the usual level, and at least one death has been blamed on the flooding already.
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Just moments after council members rejected measures to tackle climate change , the Veneto regional council — located on Venice's Grand Canal— was flooded Venice has been suffering its worst flooding in more than 50 years, which Venice Mayor Luigi Brugnaro blamed on climate change .
"Ironically, the chamber was flooded two minutes after the majority League, Brothers of Italy, and Forza Italia parties rejected our amendments to tackle climate change," Zanoni, who is deputy chairman of the environment committee, said in the post, which also has photographs of the room under water.
Among the rejected amendments were measures to fund renewable sources, to replace diesel buses with "more efficient and less polluting ones," to scrap polluting stoves and reduce the impact of plastics, he said.
Zanoni went on to accuse Veneto regional president Luca Zaia, who is a member of's far-right League Party, of presenting a budget "with no concrete actions to combat climate change."
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Waters are on the rise again Friday in Venice, where the tide is reaching exceptional levels just three days after the Italian lagoon city experienced its worst flooding in more than 50 years. The high tide Friday is projected to peak at 1.60 meters (more than 5 feet) which is far beyond normal levels.
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Venetian council offices were flooded TWO MINUTES after rejecting measures to combat climate Historic Palazo Ferro Fini took on torrents of water at around 10pm Tuesday Climate change has been blamed for the worst floods in 50 years in Venice
The regional council's spokesman Alessandro Ovizach confirmed to CNN that the council was flooded after discussing amendments to the 2020 budget -- without specifying which ones.
The council's president, the League's Roberto Ciambetti, rejected Zanoni's accusations in a statement to CNN.
"Beyond propaganda and deceptive reading, we are voting (for) a regional budget that spent €965 million over the past three years in the fight against air pollution, smog, which is a determining factor in climate change," said the statement.
"To say that we do nothing is a lie," Ciambetti said. "We are a region that after the 2010 flood launched a plan to safeguard hydrogeological safety for a total cost of €2.6 billion, an exorbitant amount for regional finances."
Ciambetti also mentioned the €468 million spent in the aftermath of the Vaia storm last year which.
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Immediately after the vote, the council chambers flooded . As mentioned, the council is currently controlled by the regional wing of the League, Italy ’s far-right party. While not as virulently into climate denial as conservatives in the U.S., the League hasn’t exactly done much on climate .
Council meetings were suspeded as Veneto regional council was flooded after rejecting measures on climate change . The Italian city has been hit by the severe weather condition and water covered streets and
Earlier Ciambetti, who posted videos of the flooding at Ferro Fini Palace on his Facebook page, said in a statement to local paper Giornale di Vicenza:
"Never had such a situation occurred here (at the Council). The flood-proof bulkheads were not sufficient to contain the flood wave, nor was it possible to leave the building... It was preferred to guarantee safety and therefore to stay all inside the palace."
The regional council meetings on Thursday and Friday were moved to Treviso because of the flooding, according to the council's website.
On Tuesday, Venice's mayorfor the unusually high tides in Venice, and said the flooding was "a wound that will leave a permanent mark."
CNN has reached out to Zanoni for comment.
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