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WEB EXTRA: High Tide Floods Venice, Italy
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Venice floods dozen times a year, but latest inundation is a disasterVenice, Italy is suffering its worst flooding in more than 50 years. At least two people have died, and the damage is estimated in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Holly Williams reports.
60 churches damaged by Venice floods (AP)The crypt of the famed St. Mark’s Basilica “was under water for a full 24 hours, having flooded for only the second time in history,” according to the report.
After Venice Floods, Volunteers Wade In To Help Salvage What They CanThe Italian city is reeling from a week in which floodwaters damaged the city's cultural legacy, as well as homes and businesses. Volunteers are helping salvage precious books, among other items.
Italy to declare emergency after Venice floodsCity officials have linked the record water levels to climate change
Venice floods because of highest tide in 50 yearsROME — The mayor of Venice, who said that the city “was on its knees,” has called for a state of emergency and the closing of all schools after the Italian city was submerged under “acqua..
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