A walk through a flooded Venice
• A walk through a flooded Venice
This year's disaster in Venice beats all records: Now the water level rise of about 147 cm (this is the worst indicator over the past ten years); sunk 75-77% of the territory.
At the end of last week, a powerful storm with snow and hail fell on Rome. Element raging about half an hour, but even during this time fell a record amount of rainfall, breaking the traffic and damaging several cars. elements felt a blow not only to the capital and the whole country from Sicily in the south to the north of Milan. (Photo by Stefano Mazzola):
In the majority of regions declared the red - the highest - level of danger. People are asked not to go out unless absolutely necessary. The same concerns the disposal of Venice: is the main consequence of the weather was severe flooding. (Photo by Stefano Mazzola):
For this part of Italy "high water" is not something new: the sea level rises in the autumn and spring, but this year the disaster is breaking all records. (Photo by Manuel Silvestri):
acqua alta, the so-called Acqua Alta (high water), occur regularly, while floods about 12% of the historical part of the city. This happens several times a year. (Photo by Stefano Mazzola):
At this time, it is estimated that in the coming hours the water in Venice will reach 160 cm (Photo by Stefano Mazzola).:
The record is considered to be the flood that occurred in the city in November 1966. Then the water rose to 194 cm (Photo by Stefano Mazzola).:
In general, a trip here is better not to delay: the famous Venice, located on the 118 islands of the Adriatic Sea can completely go under water by 2100. This conclusion was Italian scientists who have studied the remains of ancient coastal quarries are now being used to monitor changes in sea level. (Photo by Miguel Medina):
And we continue to walk through the underwater Venice in 2018, on 29 October. (Photo by Miguel Medina):
Due to the rise of the water level at the time was closed Piazza San Marco in Venice -Home urban area.
St. Mark's Square - the main square of Venice, 29 October 2018. (Photo by Manuel Silvestri):