Venice ‘on its knees’ after worst flooding in more than 50 years

//Venice ‘on its knees’ after worst flooding in more than 50 years

Venice ‘on its knees’ after worst flooding in more than 50 years

The worst flooding in Venice in more than 50 years prompted calls Wednesday 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 average sea level Tuesday, the second-highest level ever recorded in the city and just 7 centimetres (2½ inches) lower than the historic 1966 flood. Another wave of exceptionally high water followed Wednesday.“Venice is on its knees,’’ Mayor Luigi…

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