World Venice flooded again 3 days after near-record high tide

12:50  15 november  2019
12:50  15 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

Tourists, Venetians slosh through flooded lagoon city

  Tourists, Venetians slosh through flooded lagoon city Tourists and Venetians alike donned high boots and took to strategically placed raised walkways on Tuesday to slosh through the high water that has hit much of the lagoon city. Venice's tide forecast office said the water level peaked at 1.27 meters (about 4 feet 3 inches) Tuesday morning but warned that an even higher tide was forecast for after nightfall.

Venice flooded by high tide – in pictures. Tourists and residents donned high boots to navigate the streets on Monday after strong winds raised the water level 156cm – more than 5 feet – before receding. In a message on Instagram, he closed schools in the region for a second day on Tuesday.

Venice , Italy High Tides Remain. The government in Italy is expected to declare a State of Emergency for Venice as the worst flooding in 50 years brings the city to its knees. A high tide Thursday reached 3 .7 feet. Offshore winds are expected to begin rising Thursday afternoon and increase Friday.

VENICE, Italy (AP) — 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.

Venice flooding nearly touches level of infamous 1966 flood

  Venice flooding nearly touches level of infamous 1966 flood The mayor of Venice blamed climate change for flooding of the historic canal city that hit the second-highest levels ever, as the city braced for yet another wave on Wednesday. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); The high-water mark hit 187 centimeters (74 inches) late Tuesday, meaning more than 85% of the city was flooded. The highest level ever recorded was 198 centimeters (78 inches) during infamous flooding in 1966.

‘Apocalyptic’ flooding set to leave an ‘indelible wound’ on Venice as city battles 2nd highest tide in history. The Tuesday tide peaked at 187cm (6.14 ft) Mayor Luigi Brugnaro warned of severe damage that ‘is going to leave an indelible wound’ on Venice , after a 187cm high tide left more than 85 % of

the second highest tide ever recorded hit the Italian city following heavy rains.The tide reached “dramatic,” posting videos and photos of high tides lifting boats onto land and flooding landmarks. The official Twitter account of the City of Venice , public transport company Azienda Veneziana della

The high tide Friday is projected to peak at 1.60 meters (more than 5 feet) which is far beyond normal levels.

Mayor Luigi Brugnaro told reporters he was forced to ask police to block off the iconic St. Mark’s Square, which was already covered in knee-high water on Friday morning. Workers in thigh-high boots began removing the platforms used by the public to cross the square without getting wet.

The city saw the second-worst flooding on record late Tuesday when the water level reached 1.87 meters (more than 6 feet) above sea level, prompting the Italian government to declare a state of emergency.

Venice paralyzed by the worst flooding in half a century

  Venice paralyzed by the worst flooding in half a century 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.

Venice has been hit by the second highest tide recorded in the lagoon city, which flooded its historic basilica and "A high tide of 187cm is going to leave an indelible wound," Mr Brugnaro said. Much of Italy has been pummelled by torrential rains in recent days , with wide spreading flooding , especially

The recent flooding in Venice was caused by a combination of high spring tides and a meteorological storm surge driven by strong sirocco winds blowing north-eastwards across the Adriatic Sea. This latest Acqua Alta occurrence in Venice is the second highest tide in recorded history.

On Thursday, the government also approved 20 million euros in funding to help Venice repair the most urgent damage.

Venice’s mayor said the damage is estimated at hundreds of millions of euros and blamed climate change for the “dramatic situation” in the historic city. He called for the speedy completion of the city’s long-delayed Moses flood defense project.

The leader of the right-wing League, Matteo Salvini, visited Venice on Friday morning and also called for a common effort to complete the Moses project, which the Italian government now expects to be completed by 2021.

"We can't waste time, this city is crying for help," Salvini said, adding that similar incidents must be avoided.

Tuesday's devastating floods have reignited a yearslong debate on Moses, a multibillion-euro flood defense project that has been under construction since 2003. The project has not yet been activated, after being delayed a number of times due to corruption scandals, costs overruns and environmentalist opposition over its effects on Venice’s lagoon ecosystem.

Ancient basilica on lagoon island hard hit in Venice flood .
MILAN (AP) — One of the most ancient churches of Venice, a Byzantine basilica established in the year 639, counts among the 60 churches damaged in three exceptional floods last week. A spokesman for the Venice patriarchy said Tuesday that the ancient basilica flooded three times last week, with the lagoon salt water seeping into mosaic floors and the marble columns. A spokesman for the Venice patriarchy said Tuesday that the ancient basilica flooded three times last week, with the lagoon salt water seeping into mosaic floors and the marble columns.

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