A tornado was spotted in Siracuse, Sicily, and residents reported damage to homes, businesses and farmers' crops. Strong winds, heavy rain and seasonal high tides in Venice combined to trigger the worst flooding in over 50 years. The UNESCO world heritage city is home to 50,000 people and gets around 36 million visitors every year. U.N. calls for democracy in Myanmar following military coup. Italy's government has declared a state of emergency over the Venice flooding. In normal conditions, tides of 80-90cm (31.5 – 35 inches) are generally seen as high but manageable. According to a first inspection, local authorities said that there were no confirmed reports of fatalities or injuries in the area but firefighters were checking the area by helicopter. Italy has declared a state of emergency in Venice after the Italian city was engulfed by 1.87m (6ft) high water levels, flooding its historic basilica and cutting power to … Published 31 December 2018. Flood waters caused a bridge to collapse in Verucchio, in the Province of Rimini. Damage costs are estimated at hundreds of millions of euros. Photo by Andrea Merola/EPA-EFE Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Heavy rains have led … Tourists and Venetians were forced to wade through the high waters yet again after weeks of rain and wind caused further flooding across the city. That was just short of the record of  194cm (6.4 feet) set in 1966 and caused the city’s worst flooding in 50 years. On your mobile; Firefighters say they have received nearly 500 calls for assistance since Monday night as floodwaters swelled rivers and knocked over trees. With four tides above 140 cm since November 11, this is the worst month for high tides in Venice since 1872. Some roads remained closed Monday on the French Riviera, and rivers are still rising in Italy after the weekend flooding. Further west on the other side of Italy, a portion of a motorway bridge linking Savona to Turin collapsed on Sunday. Feb. 5 (UPI) -- South Korea's foreign minister nominee said he had heard directly from North Korea's Kim Jong Un of his willingness to denuclearize, and that Kim has kept his "promise" since 2018. According to the Italy fire department, Vigili del Fuoco, 900 operations were carried out across the north in response to the extreme weather. Italy is in the middle of the coldest May in years, with temperatures plummeting below zero and snow returning to the Alps. Much of Italy was hit heavy rains on Tuesday (AFP Photo/Tiziana FABI) The high water that devastated Venice in recent months has flooded streets, squares and landmark churches. Late on 12 November, 2019, the high tide reached 1.87 metres, just below the record 1.94m set in 1996. The high tide reached a peak of 127cm (4.1ft) … "We are faced with total, apocalyptic devastation," Veneto Governor Luca Zaia said. by Patrick Garcia. Torrential downpours causing rivers to overflow, forcing thousands of Italians from their homes in Liguria and Piedmont. Italy: Venice floods cause ... when flood levels reached 194 cm (76 inches). Hong Kong instructs schools to teach national security. Myanmar coup: Military arrests aide of ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Deadly storms hit Italy, flooding Venice. President Trump calls on Italian President Mattarella to increase NATO contributions, Italy allows ship carrying Libyan migrants to dock in Sicily. "These are the effects of climate change... the costs will be high. Up to 250 mm (10 inches) of rain fell on parts of Italy in just 12 hours on October 22, 2019, leading to flash floods and landslides in Lombardy, Piedmont, and Liguria. Subscribe to our channel! The worst of the heavy rain is now clearing away to the southeast, moving across Greece and heading towards western Turkey. Governor of the Liguria region, Giovanni Toti, asked residents to remain in their houses as much of Italy has been pummelled by torrential rains in … "Now the government must listen," he added. Venice mayor orders St Mark’s Square closed amid floods, Heavy rain causes floods in northern Italy, South Africa: Probe finds $17m hole in COVID funds, Trump impeachment trial is about the future, not a conviction, Biden eager to ‘act fast’ on $1.9T plan even without Republicans, Cathie Wood is the ‘Money Tree’ for South Korean retail investors, Pakistan would give Kashmiris ‘right to independence’, ‘India should not offer COVID vaccine to Saudi Arabia’, UN calls for Bangladesh army probe after Al Jazeera investigation, Russia expels diplomats as tensions rise over Navalny protests, Al Jazeera Centre for Public Liberties & Human Rights. The damage is unimaginable.". 13 November 2019. The head of Italy’s transport commission vowed to send lawmakers to Venice to review the long-delayed flood ... Samuel Osborne 13 November 2019 … Fire service personnel inspected the bridge on the A6 highway near Savona, after huge chunks of concrete plummeted to the ground due to a landslide. The floods have put parts of Venice underwater. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri. Hailstones the size of oranges and heavy rain battered the eastern coast of Italy, Wednesday, July 10, injuring 18 … Mining company to pay $7B for deadly Brazilian dam collapse. A view of San Marco Square shows the area damaged by flooding in Venice, Italy, on Wednesday. Venice has been hit by further high water levels after weeks of flooding brought the lagoon city virtually to its knees. A view of San Marco Square shows the area damaged by flooding in Venice, Italy, on Wednesday. By The Associated Press November 25, 2019. There will be further showers across Italy later in the week but they will not be anywhere near as heavy or prolonged. Italy's government declared a state of emergency on Thursday as water levels in Venice remain high. Photo: Commune of Venice Venice and Northern Italy. The flooding was caused by heavy rains coinciding a full moon that brought high tides that were pushed into Venice by southerly ... Italy November 13, 2019. Photo by Andrea Merola/EPA-EFE, Harvard Law students decry professor's paper on 'comfort women', Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Students at Harvard Law School denounced an article by a law professor that described the recruitment of "comfort women. By Agence France-Presse. The famous St Mark’s Square was closed briefly on Sunday as the acqua alta (peak tide level) reached 130 centimetres (4.26 feet). Governor of the Liguria region, Giovanni Toti, asked residents to remain in their houses as much of Italy has been pummelled by torrential rains in recent days, with widespread flooding, especially in the northern regions. Heavy rain has caused flooding and mudslides in France and Italy … Vigili del Fuoco, the Italian Fire Service, reported that two people were rescued from their flooded home in Cesena. The floods of November 2019 were the worst in over 50 years in the Italian canal city of Venice. As much as 1.45 metres of snowfall were measured in parts of the Dolomites on Monday morning. Kim Jong Un said he would give up nukes, South Korean official says. The city beloved around the world for its canals, historic architecture and art was hit by a high tide at 187cm 6.14 feet) on November 12. The Italian city of Venice is seeing its worst flooding in decades, prompting Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte to declare a state of emergency. rupt.ly/subscribe Seasonal high tides and strong winds caused more than 70 per cent of Venice to be submerged on Tuesday. Flooding in France, Italy, Greece Kills 9, Causes Highway to Collapse. Canada extends ban on cruises through February 2022. Photo by Andrea Merola/EPA-EFE, A view of flooding caused by severe rain in Venice, northern Italy, on Wednesday. Published on Jul 10, 2019 July 10, 2019. Feb. 4 (UPI) -- The Canadian government on Thursday extended a ban on cruise ships and some smaller pleasure craft in its waters in response to the COVID-19 pandemic through February 2022. Tourists are still welcomed, but advised to bring waders. Published 30 October 2018. Feb. 4 (UPI) -- The United Nations Security Council issued a statement on Thursday in strong support of democracy in Myanmar, calling for those arrested earlier this week in a military coup to be released. Italy – Deadly Flash Floods in Sardinia 29 November, 2020 At least three people have died in flash flooding that struck after heavy rain on the island of Sardinia, Italy, from 28 November 2020. Copyright © 2021 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. With four tides above 140cm (4.6 feet) since November 11, this is the worst month for high tides in Venice since 1872 when official statistics were first produced. Venice to charge tourist entry fee. BBC News Services. "St. Mark's Basilica has suffered serious damage, like the whole city and the islands. A man walks outside during exceptionally high water levels in Venice, Italy November 13, 2019. The Bologna-Rimini train line was closed between Cesena and Forlì as a precaution on Monday, 13 May, 2019. Impeachment: House Democrats call on Trump to testify; he declines, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene stripped of positions on House committees, Popular baby food brands contain toxic heavy metals, says U.S. report, Senate OKs budget resolution for Biden's COVID-19 aid bill, New Mexico police officer fatally shot during traffic stop. Italy's government declared a state of emergency on Thursday as water levels in Venice remain high. Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Authorities in Myanmar arrested an aide of ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday night, in a continuing crackdown that followed the military's forced takeover earlier this week. Officials said two people have died on Pellestrina island, including a 78-year-old man who was electrocuted. On Wednesday morning the … At a Glance. MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP via Getty Images 3 of 79 A view inside the flooded Basilica of St. Mark during an exceptional high tide on November 13, 2019 in Venice, Italy. "Venice is on its knees," Mayor Luigi Brugnaro tweeted. Move to shutter iconic square in flood-ravaged Venice comes after Italy declares state of emergency over the crisis. ", U.S., South Korea nearing end of burden sharing negotiations, reports say. Published November 13, 2019, 7:04 AM. "I'm not exaggerating; 80 percent of the city is underwater. Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Months after Beijing imposed a draconian national security law upon Hong Kong, the former British colony unveiled guidelines instructing schools to teach controversial national security education in school. Brugnaro said water levels peaked at about 6 feet, the highest since 1966. ", Britain's top regulator says data show COVID-19 vaccines are very safe. Italy weather: Italy braces as flood warnings spread past Venice to Florence and Pisa ... Nov 17, 2019. 0 Link copied. Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Brazilian mining company Vale on Thursday agreed to pay $7 billion in compensation for a 2019 dam collapse that killed 270 people. Powerful rainstorms hit Italy on Tuesday, with the worst affected areas in the south and Venice, where there was widespread flooding. We need everyone's help to get through the next few days that are putting us to the test.". China accuses British broadcaster of false claims in Uighur report, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- China said a recent report from Britain's public service broadcaster with details of systemic gang rape in China's internment camp for Uighurs is "fake. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri - RC29AD911I24 Floods in Venice, November 2019. Updated Nov 13, 2019 at 1:33am Getty Flooding in Venice, Italy. Three fatalities were reported in the… (14.11.2019) A photographer takes pictures in a flooded St. Mark's Square, in Venice, Italy, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. Damage costs are estimated at hundreds of millions of euros. Feb. 5 (UPI) -- South Korea said negotiations with the United States on the Special Measures Agreement is likely to conclude soon. Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Heavy rains have led to the most severe flooding in northeast Italy in more than a half-century, officials said Wednesday. Sign up for FREE now and never miss the top politics stories again. At least 2 people have been killed. 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