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Venice hit by another exceptional high tide; worst week in 150 years

Updated : 2019-11-18 11:44:56

Reeling from devastating floods this week, Venice suffered another exceptional high tide on Sunday, with the water peaking at 150 cm (4.9 feet), marking the worst week for the city since official tide statistics were produced in 1872.

A man stands inside his store in St. Mark’s Square after days of severe flooding in Venice. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri
A man stands inside his store in St. Mark’s Square after days of severe flooding in Venice. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri
Reeling from devastating floods this week, Venice suffered another exceptional high tide on Sunday, with the water peaking at 150 cm (4.9 feet), marking the worst week for the city since official tide statistics were produced in 1872. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri
Reeling from devastating floods this week, Venice suffered another exceptional high tide on Sunday, with the water peaking at 150 cm (4.9 feet), marking the worst week for the city since official tide statistics were produced in 1872. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri
With four tides above 140 cm since Monday, this is the worst week for high tides in Venice since 1872 when official statistics were first produced. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri
With four tides above 140 cm since Monday, this is the worst week for high tides in Venice since 1872 when official statistics were first produced. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri
The city beloved around the world for its canals, historic architecture and art, was hit by a high tide at 187 cm (6.14 feet) on Tuesday. That was just short of the record 194 cm set in 1966 and caused the city's worst flooding in 50 years. REUTERS/Alberto Lingria
The city beloved around the world for its canals, historic architecture and art, was hit by a high tide at 187 cm (6.14 feet) on Tuesday. That was just short of the record 194 cm set in 1966 and caused the city's worst flooding in 50 years. REUTERS/Alberto Lingria
Authorities patrol St. Mark’s Square after days of severe flooding in Venice. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri
Authorities patrol St. Mark’s Square after days of severe flooding in Venice. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri
Water flooded St. Mark's Square and hundreds of voluntary workers were helping citizens cope with the emergency. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri
Water flooded St. Mark's Square and hundreds of voluntary workers were helping citizens cope with the emergency. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri
A hotel porter pushes a cart with luggage through the water during high tide in Venice. REUTERS/Alberto Lingria
A hotel porter pushes a cart with luggage through the water during high tide in Venice. REUTERS/Alberto Lingria
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