31 Oct '12, 6pm

Rising waters flood Venice

Rising waters flood Venice

ROME: Floodwaters drenched Venice's St. Mark's Square on Wednesday as the City of Bridges was put on "acqua alta" (high water) alert and tourists donned their waterproofs and wellies. The mayor ordered elevated wooden platforms to be placed on main passageways in the Renaissance city as the waters reached 110 centimetres by late afternoon, and were set to rise to 140 centimetres overnight. The flooding was caused by wind and rain combined with the lagoon city's periodic tidal phenomenon, a monitoring and forecasting centre said. Venice suffered its worst "acqua alta" on November 4, 1966, when it was submerged by 1.94 metres of water amid catastrophic flooding throughout Italy. The city has for years been wrestling with the problems posed by the threat of rising sea levels and has launched an ambitious plan to build mobile barriers at the mouth of its lagoon and protect the...

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