Flood-hit Venice to face another exceptional high tide on Sunday

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Published November 17, 2019, 7:44 AM

By Reuters

MILAN (Reuters) – Venice will face another exceptional high tide on Sunday, after its worst flooding in 50 years on Tuesday caused more than $1 billion worth of damage and submerged St Mark’s Square under a meter of water.

Tourists walk in St. Mark’s Square after days of severe flooding in Venice, Italy, November 16, 2019. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri

The tide could reach 160 cm (5.25 feet) just after midday on Sunday, according to Venice’s center for forecast on tides.

“It will be a tough day tomorrow, but we are ready,” Mayor Luigi Brugnaro said on Saturday during a press conference.

On Tuesday the tide peaked at 187 cm (6.14 ft) at 10.50 p.m. (2150 GMT), just short of

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