Video: “Acqua alta” in the lagoon city of Venice

STORY: The inhabitants of Venice call it “Acqua alta” – one could translate it with the term “high water”. On Monday there were flooded places in the world-famous northern Italian lagoon city. For visitors and citizens, the recurring natural phenomenon makes it a bit uncomfortable and damp. But to avoid wet feet, there are footbridges. In addition, a glass barrier was erected to better protect the basilica on St. Mark’s Square from the flooding. A level of 89 centimeters was measured. For comparison: in 2019 there were 187 and the record is 194 centimeters in 1966. However, people here fear climate change. Because the storms are getting more extreme, the sea level is rising. And so Venice is exposed to ever greater dangers.


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