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More than half of Venice was flooded, and the rare spring tide swept the "water city"

Original title: rare spring tide caused the 'water city' Venice to be flooded, and the millennium old city encountered a serious survival crisis

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Recently, bad weather swept through Italy, causing bad effects. On November 12 local time, the famous' water city 'Venice encountered a spring tide of more than 50 times, and most areas were submerged.

A rare spring tide swept through the 'water city', and Venice entered a state of emergency

According to Agence France Presse, the famous Italian "water city" Venice is currently in a period of "high water level". On the morning of the 12th local time, the peak water level in Venice reached 127 cm, close to the warning water level.

At 10:50 p.m. local time, it said that the peak water level in Venice has reached 187cm, which is the second highest water level after the 'devastating' flood in Venice in 1966. At present, the flood has flooded St. Mark's Square, and 45% of the streets of Venice have been flooded.

Among them, the famous St. Mark's Square in Venice was one of the lowest places in the city, and the water level even reached 1.4 meters at one time.

Some water taxis tried to take passengers to the hotel by the river, but found that the gangway had been washed away and had to help passengers climb through the window.

The mayor of Venice said Venice would enter a state of emergency. He warned the public that the tide could cause serious damage. He said: "we are now facing a higher tide than expected, and the city of Venice has mobilized all units to deal with it urgently."

Bad weather swept through Italy, classes were suspended in many places, and roads were closed

Bad weather swept through southern and central Italy, causing school closures, flooded roads, collapsed trees and closed roads, Russian satellite network reported.

On November 12, the Italian civil defense Bureau issued a red warning of bad weather in Calabria, Brasilia and Sicily. Puglia issued an orange warning of bad weather, and 10 other regions in Italy issued a yellow warning of bad weather.

The Rescue Department called on people to stay away from the river embankment and coast and be alert to the collapse of trees.

According to US media reports, the weather forecast shows that Italy will still face bad weather in the next few days. In the southern Italian town of polycoro, which is famous for the ruins of ancient Greece, strong winds overturned the roofs of two families, but the residents in the house were not injured.

In addition, a large area of the tourist town Matela was also flooded after the rainstorm.

The ancient city of Europe has been on the verge of collapse in a crisis for thousands of years

Venice, an ancient European city that has existed for nearly 2000 years, has survived countless historical torrents, but now it is on the verge of collapse. According to previous reports, scientists have given two reasons: the acceleration of urban land subsidence and the rise of sea level caused by global climate change.

In 2003, in order to protect Venice from deteriorating floods, the city launched the 'mose' project, which installed 78 flood gates called mose in the rivers flowing into the city.

According to the historical records of Venice, the sea level in Venice has continuously increased by 26 cm since 1870. About 12 cm is because the island of Venice is sinking.

Experts believe that it is because the water content of the aquifer under the Venice lagoon is decreasing. If the sea level rises to 50 cm, the gate will need to be closed almost every day to protect the city from floods. However, even if the gate will temporarily alleviate the problem of urban flood, it still can not solve the problem of sea level rise.

How to solve the crisis of the Millennium ancient city is running out of time for the Venetians.