Worst Floods in 50 Years Brings Venice to a Standstill | Mayor Declares State of Emergency

Mayor Declares State of Emergency

After “apocalyptic” floods swept through the lagoon city Venice’s mayor declared a state of emergency on Wednesday. Enjoyed this video? SUBSCRIBE us on YOUTUBE Incessant rains have led to the flooding of its historic basilica, squares and centuries-old structures. Streets were turned into raging torrents, stone barriers were shattered, boats tossed ashore and gondolas shattered against their anchorages as the lagoon tide peaked at 6 feet 2 inches shortly before midnight. It was the highest level since the 1966 epic floods. Over the years the rising water levels is becoming…

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Venice Goes Under Water | Severe Weather Kills 11 in Italy

Venice Goes Under Water

Venice Goes Under Water | Severe Weather Kills 11 in Italy Fierce thunderstorms, small whirlwinds that blew roofs off homes, and winds comparable to a Category 3 hurricane lashed Italy from Piedmont to Sicily early this week, leaving at least eleven people dead, many injured, and firefighters and other rescue workforces scrambling to respond to emergency calls. In Venice, violent winds drove the high tide to more than one meter, or 156 centimetres, above average sea level on Monday, one of the uppermost levels ever recorded, plunging much of the…

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