Venice flooded again three days after near-record high tide

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Waters are rising in Venice where the tide is reaching exceptional levels just three days after the Italian lagoon city experienced its worst flooding in more than 50 years.

The high tide yesterday peaked at 1.60 metres which is far beyond normal levels.

The iconic St Mark’s Square was covered in knee-high water in the morning.

The city saw the second-worst flooding on record late Tuesday when the water level reached 1.87 metres above sea level, prompted the Italian government to declare a state of emergency.

People use trestle bridges to walk in a flooded St Mark’s Square at Venice. PHOTO: AP