|Poplavljeni Trg Svetog Marka|
U Veneciji je proglašena opasnost od poplava zbog straha da će more dosegnuti najviši nivo za poslednjih 30 godina. Veliki broj ulica, među kojima su i one u centralnom delu grada, popularnom među turistima, već je pod vodom. Dankan Kenedi je dopisnik BBC-ja iz Rima:
In the past few hours the famous Piazza San Marco, or Saint Mark's Square, has already gone under around eighty centimetres of water. Surrounding streets have also been affected with some residents cut off in their homes.
But the Venice Tidal Centre says that levels could go much higher. It says the sea is due to rise to one meter sixty above its normal level - the highest since 1979.
Venice is built on hundreds of islands and often experiences high water at this time of the year. The worst incident was in 1966 when the city was submerged by nearly two meters of water amid catastrophic flooding throughout Italy.
Duncan Kennedy, BBC News, Rome