Waves in St Mark’s Square as Venice flooded by highest tide in 50 years

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High waters peaked at 1.87 metres as the flood alarm sounded across the Italian city of canals

Venice was hit by the highest tide in more than 50 years on, with tourists wading through flooded streets to seek shelter as a fierce wind whipped up waves in St. Mark’s Square.

The exceptionally intense “acqua alta,” or high waters, peaked at 1.87 metres (six feet) as the flood alarm sounded across the Italian city of canals, the tide monitoring centre said.

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