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Venice has suffered its worst flooding in 22 years, leaving some parts of the historic Italian city neck-deep in water, reports said Monday.
Water burst the banks of the coastal city’s famed canals, leaving the landmark Piazza San Marco — St Mark’s Square — under almost a meter of water at one point.
Strong winds pushed waters to a high of 1.56 meters (5 feet 2 inches) at 10:45 a.m. local time, prompting the city government to issue warnings to the public…
In 2007, the United Nations cultural organization UNESCO warned Venice — a designated World Heritage Site — is under threat from rising sea levels caused by climate change. It said that unless the problem is tackled, Venice could be flooded daily and water levels would permanently rise by 54 centimeters in the city by the year 2100.
It’s hard to stick your head in the sand – when the sand is under water.