Venice braces for new rise in water

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to the forecasts, this afternoon the water level would reach 1.6 meters above the sea level
14:28, 17 November 2019

Venice expects a new rising tide. November 17, Italian city announced the highest hazard level. Ansa news outlet reported this.

According to the forecasts, this afternoon the water level will reach 1.6 meters above the sea level. Last night, the water rose a meter above sea level –slightly lower than expected, but today's forecast remains unchanged.

As reported before, November 12, Venice went under water once again. The second highest water level (1.87 meters) was observed on November 12. The water inundated over 80% of the historic city, which is a record figure since 1996; 53 years ago, water in Venice rose by 1.94 meters. Flooding in Venice is steadily worsening since sea level is rising at the same time that the city is sinking.

Two persons died as a result of a record flood in Venice.

Italian officials have calculated the losses after the flood; the government would allocate 20 million EUR for the restoration of Venice. 

As reported before, in August 2019, the death toll from one of the worst floods in Indian state of Kerala increased to 34 people. More than 31,000 people were evacuated because the water destroyed thousands of hectares of harvest.

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