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Nearly 30% of Venice Has Flooded (19th May 2019)

This past Saturday, May 19th, was a very unfortunate day in Venice. Severely high tides measuring more than 43.3 inches above sea level flooded the city.

This past Saturday, May 19th, was a very unfortunate day in Venice. Severely high tides measuring more than 43.3 inches above sea level flooded the city.

These tides are said to occur approximately every 5 years. The harsh waters caused tourists to remove their shoes and virtually paddle through it wearing raincoats.

According to officials, 28 percent of the lagoon city has been flooded.

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