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Italy: Venice underwater for second day after highest tide in 50 years

12 124 13.11.2019 Инфо

W/S Floods in Venice
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W/S Flooded area
W/S Flooded area
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W/S Woman walking through floodwater
W/S Man standing by shop's flooded entrance
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M/S Woman using door to keep water away from shop
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W/S Police navigating flooded streets
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W/S Locals navigating flooded streets
W/S Woman walking in floodwater
W/S Man in flooded area taking a picture
W/S Garbage can in water
W/S People walking through floodwater
W/S People walking through floodwater
W/S People walking through floodwater
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M/S Debris on sidewalk
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W/S People walking in cordoned area
M/S Debris on sidewalk
W/S Helicopter flying over area
W/S People walking through floodwater
W/S Man taking picture
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SCRIPT
Venice residents woke up to find more than 70 per cent of the city underwater for the second day in a row, on Wednesday, after being hit by record tides and strong winds on Tuesday.
Residents and tourists could be seen struggling to make their way through the flooded St. Mark's Square, while shop owners used planks in an attempt to block the water from flooding their shops.
Winter flooding, dubbed "acqua alta" in Venice, meaning "high water", reached 187cm (73 inches), the highest level since 1966.
Media reported two people died due to the flood so far. The city declared a state of emergency on Wednesday morning.