Rising tidal waters continue to threaten Venice
Dateline: 15 November 2019 - Venice
Date: 11/15/2019 07:16 PM
Venice, Italy - 15 November 2019
1. Wide shot of floods taken from a boat.
2. Medium shots of floods taken from a boat.
3. Medium shot of passing boat.
4. Close up of flooding at building entrances
5. Wide shot of floods taken from a boat.
6. Medium shot of people walking through water
7. Wide shot of people walking through water
8. Wide shot of people walking through water
9. Medium shot of man wading through water
10. Close up of a mural by British artist Banksy, depicting child refugee in a life jacket
11. Medium shot of a mural by British artist Banksy, depicting child refugee in a life jacket
Exceptionally high tidal waters have surged again through Venice.
That prompted the mayor to close St. Mark's Square and call for more donations for repairs just three days after the Italian lagoon city suffered its worst flooding in 50 years.
The high tide peaked at 1.54 meters (5 feet) above sea level just before noon Friday, flooding most of the historic World Heritage city's center.
Students were rushing to try to save Venice's many treasures, especially books, from the floods.
Venice saw its second-worst flooding on record late Tuesday when water levels reached 1.87 meters (6 feet, 1 inch) above sea level, the highest flooding in 50 years.