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Floodwaters engulf Venice — again — just days after near-record high tide

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBENov. 15, 2019, 9:36 AM UTC / Updated Nov. 15, 2019, 2:01 PM UTCBy Saphora Smith, Erin McLaughlin, Mac William Bishop and Claudio LavangaVENICE, Italy — The murky brown water was thigh-high and still rising in Venice's St. Mark's Basilica Friday morning as yet another “acqua alta” engulfed this lagoon city.The tide peaked at 5 feet at 11:35 a.m. local time (05:35 a.m. ET) meaning 70 percent of the city was submerged. That's less than the 6 feet 2 inches it hit Tuesday, but still exceptionally high.Venice under six feet of water after historic floodingNov. 14, 201902:10Even as Venetians attempted to ...
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