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More flooding expected even as Venetians mop up, wring out after high tide

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBENov. 14, 2019, 3:25 PM UTCBy Saphora Smith, Erin McLaughlin and Mac William BishopVENICE, Italy — Even as they started to pick through the destruction wrought by unusually high tides earlier this week, Venetians on Thursday braced for more devastating flooding.The tide is predicted to reach almost 5 feet Friday — less than the 6 feet 2 inches it hit Tuesday, but still exceptionally high.And much damage has already been done, with salty seawater seeping into centuries-old brickwork, floorboards and countless other nooks and crannies. The prospect of mopping up, wringing out and putting their lives back t ...