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Venice faces new exceptional flooding, but below peak

A woman wades through high water during a high tide of 1.44 meters (4.72 feet), in St. Mark's Square, in Venice, Italy, Monday, Dec. 23, 2019. Venice ...
People carry their luggage as they wade through water during a high tide of 1.44 meters (4.72 feet), near the Rialto Bridge, in Venice, Italy, Monday,...
A man carries suitcases as he wades through water during a high tide of 1.44 meters (4.72 feet), in St. Mark's Square, in Venice, Italy, Monday, Dec. ...
A woman wades through water during a high tide of 1.44 meters (4.72 feet), in St. Mark's Square, in Venice, Italy, Monday, Dec. 23, 2019. Venice is fa...
People stand on a trestle bridge as others wade through water during a high tide of 1.44 meters (4.72 feet), in Venice, Italy, Monday, Dec. 23, 2019. ...
A shop keeper checks the damages after a high tide of 1.44 meters (4.72 feet) flooded a souvenir shop, in Venice, Italy, Monday, Dec. 23, 2019. Venice...
Cafè tables and chairs are partially covered in water during a high tide of 1.44 meters (4.72 feet), in St. Mark's Square, in Venice, Italy, Monday, D...
Trestle bridges are piled up in a flooded St. Mark's Square during a high tide of 1.44 meters (4.72 feet), in Venice, Italy, Monday, Dec. 23, 2019. Ve...
Christmas decorations adorn a restaurant as water floods the street during a high tide of 1.44 meters (4.72 feet), in St. Mark's Square, in Venice, It...

A woman wades through high water during a high tide of 1.44 meters (4.72 feet), in St. Mark's Square, in Venice, Italy, Monday, Dec. 23, 2019. Venice ...

People carry their luggage as they wade through water during a high tide of 1.44 meters (4.72 feet), near the Rialto Bridge, in Venice, Italy, Monday,...

A man carries suitcases as he wades through water during a high tide of 1.44 meters (4.72 feet), in St. Mark's Square, in Venice, Italy, Monday, Dec. ...

A woman wades through water during a high tide of 1.44 meters (4.72 feet), in St. Mark's Square, in Venice, Italy, Monday, Dec. 23, 2019. Venice is fa...

People stand on a trestle bridge as others wade through water during a high tide of 1.44 meters (4.72 feet), in Venice, Italy, Monday, Dec. 23, 2019. ...

A shop keeper checks the damages after a high tide of 1.44 meters (4.72 feet) flooded a souvenir shop, in Venice, Italy, Monday, Dec. 23, 2019. Venice...

Cafè tables and chairs are partially covered in water during a high tide of 1.44 meters (4.72 feet), in St. Mark's Square, in Venice, Italy, Monday, D...

Trestle bridges are piled up in a flooded St. Mark's Square during a high tide of 1.44 meters (4.72 feet), in Venice, Italy, Monday, Dec. 23, 2019. Ve...

Christmas decorations adorn a restaurant as water floods the street during a high tide of 1.44 meters (4.72 feet), in St. Mark's Square, in Venice, It...

ROME (AP) — The Italian city of Venice is facing more intense floods on Monday while still recovering from the exceptional high tide that hit it in November, causing massive damage.

The tide peaked at 1.44 meters on Monday morning, lower than forecasters' predictions of 1.50 meters. High tides are considered exceptional if they are above 1.40 meters.

The lagoon city is still counting the damage caused by the 1.87-meter-high tide on Nov. 12, the highest in more than 50 years.

The city mayor said total damages are estimated at around 1 billion euros, with houses, businesses and historic monuments severely hit.

“I've been living here for more than 50 years and never saw anything like that,” said Toto Bergamo Rossi, director of the cultural foundation Venetian Heritage. “It's more than a month now, this is a prolonged emergency.”

Venetian hoteliers recently said they are facing a steep rise in the number of reservation canceled following the November flooding and called for correct information to be issued on the situation of the city, which restarted its businesses and activities immediately after the exceptional floods.


Updated : 2021-04-17 11:26 GMT+08:00