- Title: Venice hit by high tide on Christmas Eve
- Date: 24th December 2019
- Summary: VENICE, ITALY (DECEMBER 24, 2019) (REUTERS) PEOPLE WEARING COLOURFUL SHOE PROTECTORS WALKING ACROSS PLATFORM ABOVE FLOOD / CHRISTMAS TREE IN ST. MARK'S SQUARE MAN IN RUBBER BOOTS WADING THROUGH WATER / CHRISTMAS LIGHTS PEOPLE WALKING ACROSS PLATFORM ABOVE FLOOD POLICEMEN IN FLOODED ST. MARK'S SQUARE MAN PUSHING CART DOWN FLOODED ST. MARK'S SQUARE MAN WADING THROUGH WATER CHAIRS FROM BAR SUBMERGED IN WATER PEOPLE WALKING ACROSS PLATFORM ABOVE FLOOD FLOODED COLUMN PEOPLE IN RUBBER BOOTS WADING THROUGH FLOODED STREET GIRL WALKING THROUGH FLOODED STREET / WOMAN TAKING PHOTOGRAPH FLOODED ST. MARK'S SQUARE VARIOUS OF PEOPLE IN RUBBER BOOTS WADING THROUGH FLOODED STREET WORKER SWEEPING / BOXES IN WATER WOMAN WADING THROUGH FLOODED MARKET BOXES IN WATER WOMAN WADING THROUGH FLOODED MARKET MAN PUSHING CART DOWN FLOODED SQUARE FLOODED STREET / CHRISTMAS LIGHTS
- Embargoed: 7th January 2020 13:09
- Keywords: Christmas Christmas celebrations Venice acqua alta flood high tide lagoon city
- Location: VENICE, ITALY
- City: VENICE, ITALY
- Country: Italy
- Topics: Environment,Weather,Editors' Choice
- Reuters ID: LVA001BBC3Y9Z
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Venice was hit by another high tide on Christmas Eve on Tuesday (December 24), a month after the worst flooding in 50 years.
Smiling tourists, however waded into the flooded St. Mark's Square, dressed in colourful shoe protectors.
Even as the city recovers from November's devastation, water levels rose the day before Christmas, with a tide peaking at 139 centimetres.
Beloved around the world for its canals, historic architecture and art, Venice suffered its worst week of flooding in mid-November since records began in 1872, recording four tides above 140 cm (4.59 ft) in just seven days.
Last month's floods caused around 1 billion euros of damage, according to Mayor Luigi Brugnaro, and severely damaged the tourism industry on which the lagoon city relies.
Though the waters swiftly subsided, images of a submerged city stuck in the public consciousness and hoteliers reported an initial 45 percent cancellation rate followed by a dearth of new bookings.
(Production: Manuel Silvestri, Oriana Boselli)
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