Almost 60% of the area of Venice sank under water due to heavy rains

Heavy rains that came down to the last days in Italy, caused the flooding of most of Venice, including the famous St. Mark's Square, which on Wednesday was completely under water.

According to local media, which had risen in the lagoon water flooded 58% of the city. It is expected that by midnight local time (03.00 MSK) the water level in Venice rises to 1 meter 40 centimeters — the last time to the mark the water rose over Christmas in 2010.

According to experts, the "high water" at around 110 centimeters would stay in the city for the next 15 hours.

Under the threat of flooding were Venice and the surrounding islands, including Murano, Burano and Lido.

Heavy rains occur throughout Italy from Liguria to Sicily. Element not spared and the Metropolitan Region Lazio. So in Rome heavy rain did not stop in the environment during the day, strong winds in some areas fell a tree.

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