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WEB EXTRA: High Tide Floods Venice, Italy [Video]

WEB EXTRA: High Tide Floods Venice, Italy

There was a near-record high tide in Venice, Italy on Thursday. The Associated Press reports about a quarter of the city was flooded and water levels hit almost 4 feet.

Credit: CBS4 Miami     Duration: 00:35Published

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