Leroy N. Soetoro
2019-11-15 22:09:28 UTC
"Venice is on its knees," Mayor Luigi Brugnaro says as the lagoon city
suffers through some of the worst flooding in its history. The highest
tide in 50 years has brought seawater that is threatening monuments and
works of art in the historic city.
With more than 85 percent of the city flooded, Brugnaro says the city is
in a state of emergency and that he has asked Italy's government for help.
Water driven by strong winds and storms overwhelmed seawalls and smashed
brick docks, shoving boats into streets and leaving parts of landmarks
such as St. Mark's Basilica and La Fenice Opera House underwater. Although
the crypt at St. Mark's has been flooded, a member of the management board
tells Italian news agency ANSA the main concern is that water may have
damaged the basilica's support columns.
At least one death has been reported: "A 78-year-old man was electrocuted
due [to] a short circuit, apparently linked to the flooding" in his home,
"These are the effects of climate changes," Brugnaro said via Twitter as
he surveyed the damage to Venice on Tuesday night.
The high tide inflicted "a wound that leaves indelible marks" on the low-
lying city, the mayor said. As of late Tuesday, the high-water mark had
reached 6-feet, 2-inches just 2 inches below the highest flooding ever
recorded in Venice in 1966.
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