Water is Venice, the alarm is high, and the water level has reached a new high of more than 50 years.

By Memphis Morning News Reporter On 13 Nov, 2019 At 08:00 AM | Categorized As Latest News | With 0 Comment

Italy Venice suffered the highest tide level for more than half a century yesterday, flooding the water of St. Mark’s Square also caused waves due to strong winds, prompting tourists to cross the street Look for refuge.

Agence France-Presse reported that the Chaoshan Monitoring Center said that this year the tides rose extremely sharply. When the water level reached 1.87 meters, the flood warning resounded in a city famous for its canals.

Luigi Brugnaro, the mayor of Venice, said: “We are facing a full tide of water levels, and everyone must mobilize to respond to this emergency.”

Since Venice began recording in 1923, in 1966 only a higher water level than yesterday was seen, and the highest water level reached 1.94 meters.

Brunaro said: “This will be a long night.” He pointed out that when the tide began to retreat, the fear of a few hours ago will be swept away and replaced by an assessment of the flood disaster.

St. Mark’s Square is one of the lowest locations in Venice and is particularly susceptible to high tides.

The door of St. Mark’s Basilica was flooded and the official plan was to guard the building throughout the night.

Venice is not the only “water capital”. A strong rainstorm swept across Italy yesterday and the southern region was hit hard.

Credit : https://www.cna.com.tw/news/aopl/201911130109.aspx

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