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Colours of Floods (Burano)

 

The Italian island  of Burano, known for its picturesque canals, is also prone to flooding from high tides, a problem heightened by the Venice  city’s gradual sinking. Flooding is common this time of year and Thursday’s level that reached a peak of 55 inches (140 centimeters) was below the 63 inches (160 centimeters) recorded four years ago in the worst flooding in decades.

More than 59% of Venice was under water on Thursday, as the historic lagoon town was hit by exceptionally high tides. The sea level rose above 140cm overnight and was expected to remain above critical levels for about 15 hours. (Marco Secchi)

More than 59% of Venice was under water on Thursday, as the historic lagoon town was hit by exceptionally high tides. The sea level rose above 140cm overnight and was expected to remain above critical levels for about 15 hours. (Marco Secchi)

More than 59% of Venice was under water on Thursday, as the historic lagoon town was hit by exceptionally high tides. The sea level rose above 140cm overnight and was expected to remain above critical levels for about 15 hours. (Marco Secchi)