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Venice hit by high tide as Italy is battered by winds

Updated : 2018-10-30 13:29:33

Venice was inundated by an exceptional high tide on Monday, putting three-quarters of the famed Italian lagoon city under water as large swathes of the rest of Italy experienced flooding and heavy winds that toppled trees and other objects, killing six people.

A car is crushed under a fallen tree and a balcony is partially destroyed by its branches after it was torn down by heavy winds in Italy.(Angelo Carconi/ANSA via AP)
A car is crushed under a fallen tree and a balcony is partially destroyed by its branches after it was torn down by heavy winds in Italy.(Angelo Carconi/ANSA via AP)
A woman walks in a flooded street of Venice. According to city officials, 70 percent of the lagoon city has been flooded by waters rising 149 centimeters (more than 58 1/2 inches) above sea level.  (Andrea Merola/ANSA via AP)
A woman walks in a flooded street of Venice. According to city officials, 70 percent of the lagoon city has been flooded by waters rising 149 centimeters (more than 58 1/2 inches) above sea level.  (Andrea Merola/ANSA via AP)
People walk in a flooded street of Venice. (Andrea Merola/ANSA via AP)
People walk in a flooded street of Venice. (Andrea Merola/ANSA via AP)
A woman removes water from a shop in a flooded street of Venice. (Andrea Merola/ANSA via AP)
A woman removes water from a shop in a flooded street of Venice. (Andrea Merola/ANSA via AP)
A man walks in a flooded street of Venice. (Andrea Merola/ANSA via AP)
A man walks in a flooded street of Venice. (Andrea Merola/ANSA via AP)
People stand in a flooded street of Venice. (Andrea Merola/ANSA via AP)
People stand in a flooded street of Venice. (Andrea Merola/ANSA via AP)
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