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Venice submerged in near-record floods

At peak tide, 80 per cent of the historic city was submerged under a metre-and-a-half of water.
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2012 03:19

The canals of Italy's famous city of Venice have been drenched by heavy rain, sending water levels soaring to near record highs.

With a metre-and-a-half of water, 80 per cent of Venice was flooded at the peak of high tide.

The combination of meteoroglical and astronomical factors that led to it, make Sunday's tides the seventh highest of all time.

The flooding could see the water levels rise up to two metres above sea level.

Al Jazeera's Claudio Lavanga reports from Venice.

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