State of emergency in flood-hit Venice | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, November 16, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:21 AM, November 16, 2019

State of emergency in flood-hit Venice

Another exceptional high tide swamped flood-hit Venice on Friday, prompting the mayor to order St Mark’s square closed after Italy declared a state of emergency for the UNESCO city. Luigi Brugnaro ordered the iconic square closed as the latest sea surge of around 1.6 metres (over five feet) struck and strong storms and winds battered the region -- lower than Tuesday’s peak but still dangerous.

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