High Tides Surge Through Venice, Locals Rush to Protect Art

Exceptionally high tidal waters surged through Venice again, prompting the mayor to close St. Mark’s Square and call for more donations for repairs just three days after the Italian lagoon city suffered its worst flooding in 50 years.

  • Published 15 November 2019

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Exceptionally high tidal waters surged through Venice again, prompting the mayor to close St. Mark’s Square and call for more donations for repairs just three days after the Italian lagoon city suffered its worst flooding in 50 years. The high tide peaked at 1.54 meters (5 feet) above sea level just before noon, flooding most of the historic World Heritage city’s center. Venice Mayor Luigi Brugnaro said the damage is estimated… Read at AP News