55 Percent of Venice Under Acqua Alta, Italy

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Photograph: SAF – Coastal Care

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In Venice, Italy people awoke to warning sirens as the “acqua alta,” or high water, reached the highest level yet this year, leaving 55 per cent of the city underwater. The first “acqua alta” or high water of the winter swamped Venice’s historic district Friday, including St. Mark’s Square in the heart of the city…

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