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Venice Floods Again


By TheWiz83 at Italian Wikipedia - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=25797964

Venice has once again been inundated by floodwaters. A combination of high tide and flooding rain has once again caused water to rise to 5 feet.


This is the third time this week Venice has experienced flooding.


Damage is expected to cost over a billion dollars.


Other parts of Italy have seen severe weather this week too.


Last Tuesday Venice experienced its second-highest tide in history. The tide peaked at 187 cm on Tuesday.


The water swept in flooding city streets and the historic basilica. Some areas including Saint Mark’s Square was submerged by more than one metre of water.


Fire officials said that two people have died from the flooding.


The water was aided by strong winds that whipped through the city.


Venice is slowly sinking. From the beginning, the weight of the city pushed down on the dirt and mud that it was built on, squeezing out water and compacting the soil.

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