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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.

Exceptionally high tidal waters returned to Venice on Friday, prompting the mayor to close the iconic St. Mark's Square and call for donations to repair the Italian lagoon People walk across the flooded St. Mark's Square in Venice on Friday, two days after the city suffered its highest tide in 50 years.

Waters are on the rise again on Friday in Venice , where the tide is reaching exceptional levels just three days after the Italian lagoon city experienced People use trestle bridges to walk in a flooded St. Mark's Square at Venice , Friday, Nov. 15, 2019.The high -water mark hit 187 centimeters (74

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.

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VENICE , Italy (AP) — Waters are rising in Venice where the tide is reaching exceptional levels just three days after the Italian lagoon city experienced People use trestle bridges to walk in a flooded St. Mark's Square at Venice , Friday, Nov. 15, 2019.The high -water mark hit 187 centimeters (74

VENICE , Italy (AP) — Waters are rising 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. Exceptionally high tidal waters surged through Venice for the second time in three days , forcing the

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.

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VENICE , Italy — 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 more than 5 feet which is far beyond normal levels.

Exceptionally high tidal waters returned to Venice on Friday, prompting the mayor to close the iconic St. Mark’s Square and call for donations to repair the Italian lagoon city just three days after it experienced its worst flooding in 50 years. The high tide peaked at 1.54 meters (5 feet) above sea

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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