Venice hit by another exceptional high tide; worst week in 150 years

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Reeling from devastating floods this week, Venice suffered another exceptional high tide on Sunday, with the water peaking at 150 cm (4.9 feet), marking the worst week for the city since official tide statistics were produced in 1872.

The city’s centre for tide forecasts had warned the tide could reach 160 cm on Sunday and the high mark hit at 1210 GMT was not far short of that.

Water flooded St. Mark’s Square and hundreds of voluntary workers were helping citizens cope with the emergency.

The city beloved around the world for its canals, historic...


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