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St. mark's square after a new high-water blocked again

Venice has been flooded for the third Time within a week. On Sunday, the water had risen to 150 Centimeters above normal sea level, said mayor Luigi Brugnaro. Around 70 per cent of the Unesco world heritage city under water.

The St. mark's square, as the lowest point of the city was again flooded and blocked for safety reasons. Municipal museums were closed. Public transport was severely restricted.

Video: Venice prepares for more severe weather before The situation in the Italian lagoon city remains tense. On Sunday, the water level will rise strong again. Video: Tamedia

mayor Brugnaro had called for "maximum caution". But the situation is under control. The people would not be discouraged. "The Venetians only go to Pray in the knee," he explained.

cultural treasures

On Tuesday destroyed the highest flood that had been done for more than 50 years of devastating damage in Venice and cultural treasures destroyed. Almost every second Church was damaged. The water was driven rose from strong Winds up to 187 inches above the normal sea level. On Friday-filled masses of water then again a big part of the Unesco world heritage city. For the coming days in light of relaxation is called for.

The Venice museums remained closed on Sunday. The Sirocco Wind was, in any case, according to the weather experts to be weaker than in the past few days. Therefore, the location should be less critical than the Wednesday show. The Italian civil protection is the mayor of Venice, the function of the government Commissioner is entrusted, the responsibility for the emergency in the city. He will manage the 20 million euros that the government made "for the most urgent measures" in Venice.

schedule reboot

Brugnaro has 40 days to develop a Plan for the restart of the city. Private people should be compensated with up to 5000 euros for the flood damage, business people with up to 20'000 Euro. Brugnaro established in view of the massive damage a Bank account for donations for his city. Young people from across Italy travelled to help with the clean-up.

images: high water in Venice

Brugnaro said, also from abroad a lot of the help come from, including from Russia. The mayor wants to set up a world-wide centre for climate change studies in Venice, the should also deal with the water pollution. "I want to address a large appeal to the scientist: Come here." 26. November to advise of a special Commission on the problems of Venice. Topics should also be a planned landing ban on large cruise ships, and a controversial flood protection system for the city with floating barriers intended to protect. It is already since 2003 in construction.

storm, rain, and snow in Italy

Meanwhile, raged in almost all of Italy the severe weather, with storm and heavy precipitation. In South Tyrol, snow chaos, an avalanche of a village met. The masses of Snow had pushed the streets of Martell, said mayor Georg Altstätter the news Agency DPA. However, there are no Victims.

houses had been damaged, and people brought to safety. "The situation is precarious." Possible that more avalanches are triggered. The village with around 900 inhabitants was cut off from the outside world. In several places the power went out.

Also, the Brenner motorway, the main road between Italy and Austria was temporarily suspended between Brixen and Sterzing, as the traffic control centre announced. There's a large part of South Tyrol's high avalanche danger, said the country meteorologist Dieter Peterlin on Twitter.

Also in the South of the country the Alarm was announced. Rome, a storm swept in the night. Numerous trees went down. In Florence, the river Arno rose a threat. In other areas of Tuscany anxiety prevailed. In Grosseto, roofs were covered, such as the fire and rescue services. People had to be rescued with a Motor-inflatable boats. in Budrio, near Bologna, a levee threatened to break. (step/sda)

Created: 17.11.2019, 15:13 PM

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