Van(d)witty pictures: Worst floods in over 50 years

Tourists in Venice would be wise to wear rubber boots just for the time being. After the Italian city was hit by a tidal wave, was the water level on Tuesday

Van(d)witty pictures: Worst floods in over 50 years

Tourists in Venice would be wise to wear rubber boots just for the time being.

After the Italian city was hit by a tidal wave, was the water level on Tuesday night 187 centimetres above the daily waters according to the authorities. Thus the water level only a few centimeters away from tangere record at 194 centimeters from 1966.

Among other things, stands st. mark's Square under a meter of water, like the water also penetrated into the Basilica of san marco for just the sixth time in 1200 years. Four of these cases Casino Siteleri have occurred in the last 20.

- the Situation is dramatic, writes mayor Luigi Brugnaro on Twitter, according to Reuters.

- We have asked the government to help us. The cost will be high. This is the result of climate change.

Floods have so far caused a single death.

A 78-year-old man died on the island of Pellestrina, which is located between the Venice Lagoon and the Adriatic sea.

He was killed by electric shock, as the water in his home caused a short circuit, informs news agency ANSA, according to dpa.

Date Of Update: 22 November 2019, 22:35

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