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Italy | "Apocalyptic" floods hit WH city of Venice

VENICE, Italy (Reuters) - Venice’s mayor declared a state of emergency on Wednesday after “apocalyptic” floods swept through the lagoon city, flooding its historic basilica and inundating squares and centuries-old buildings.


Thoroughfares were turned into raging torrents, stone balustrades were shattered, boats tossed ashore and gondolas smashed against their moorings as the lagoon tide peaked at 187 cm (6ft 2ins) shortly before midnight.


https://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-weather-venice/climate-change-blamed-as-floods-overwhelm-venice-swamping-basilica-and-squares-idUSKBN1XM2Y5

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