Tuesday, 11 December, 2018


Saint Mark's Square Underwater After Flooding in Venice

Saint Mark's Square Underwater After Flooding in Venice Saint Mark's Square Underwater After Flooding in Venice
Bennie Garza | 02 November, 2018, 23:35

75% of Venice is now under flood waters caused by strong winds that are pushing an exceptional high tide into the famous city since Monday.

The other fatalities occurred in Naples, Liguria and Lazio.

In the canal city of Venice, the central St Mark's Square has been closed after the water level reached 1.56 metres, the fourth highest ever recorded.

"The basilica has aged 20 years in just one day, and perhaps I am being overly optimistic about that", said Carlo Tesserin, the church's chief administrator.

The marina at town of Rapello was also badly damaged by storms overnight after breakwaters burst, causing a water surge that overwhelmed many yachts.

The high tide was attributed to strong winds from the storm, which on Sunday gave runners in the Venice Marathon an additional obstacle to overcome.

Beyond Venice, nearly all of Italy was on alert: red in the north (Liguria, Lombardy, Veneto, Friuli, Trentino) and in Abruzzo (center), orange on a good part of the rest of the peninsula and in Sicily.

Portofino, where the family of former prime minister Silvio Berluscon live, remains isolated after a landslide blocked the town connecting to Santamaria Ligure. The peak level was the highest reached since December 2008, according to the city's statistics. "We had a sort of tsunami, eight-meter waves".

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In the province of Frosinone, south of Rome, two people died after a tree fell on their vehicle, while in the southern region of Calabria, a man was reported missing.

Italian media have also reported that around 170 people, tourists and hotel staff, were stranded by heavy snowfall at the Stelvio Pass on the Swiss border.

Authorities said today that a woman died when her home was engulfed by a mudslide and rocks in the northern region of Trentino.

Levels of 100-120 cm above sea level are fairly common in the lagoon city and Venice is well-equipped to cope with its rafts of pontoon walkways.

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