Venice ‘On Its Knees’ After Second-Worst Flood Ever Recorded

The worst flooding in Venice in more than 50 years prompted calls to better protect the historic city from rising sea levels.

  • Published 13 November 2019

VENICE, Italy (AP) — The worst flooding in Venice in more than 50 years prompted calls to better protect the historic city from rising sea levels as officials calculated hundreds of millions of euros in damage. The water reached 1.87 meters (6.14 feet) above sea level, the second-highest level ever recorded in the city and just 7 centimeters (2½ inches) lower than the historic 1966 flood. Another wave of exceptionally high water followed Wednesday. “Venice… Read at AP News