Two people died due to flooding in Venice
Over 80% of the city is flooded. Authorities plan to introduce an emergency regime.
In Venice, two people became victims of flooding. One of them could die due to electric shock when he tried to start electric pumps in a flooded house. This was reported by Sky TG24.
Recall that last night the water level in the city rose to almost a record 187 centimeters, while a mark of 130 centimeters is considered critical. The most serious increase in water level was recorded in 1966 - 194 centimeters.
Flooded more than 80% of the city. Several river trams drowned. Due to the flood, there were interruptions in telephone communications and electricity. It is reported that other cities in Italy were also hit by the disaster. The southern provinces of the country suffered the most. So, in the city of Matera, the strongest gusts of African wind sirocco at speeds of up to 100 km / h broke trees and destroyed power lines, bringing downpours with them.
The city plans to introduce an emergency. Today, a wave of new "high water" is expected - up to 145 cm.