Saturday 20 January 2018

Venice under water

Italian news reports said the same weather system that put 70% of central Venice under water yesterday was wreaking havoc elsewhere in northern and central Italy, with some 200 people evacuated from their homes in hard-hit Tuscany.Flooding is common in Venice this time of year and yesterday's high tide mark of 59.06in (150cm) marked the sixth-highest level since 1872, according to the Ansa news agency.

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