Water levels decline after flood peak in Venice
As a result, weather conditions led to flooding of 80% of the city, including the central square of St. Mark, where the water level exceeded one meter.
After the Sunday peak, the water levels in Venice stopped growing and began to decline, reports ANSA.
According to the data updated at 13:15 local time, the water level reached the mark of 150 cm, after which it began to decline. Five minutes later, a decrease to 148 cm was recorded. Previously, weather forecasters warned that no significant improvement of the situation should be expected until Tuesday.
Venice has been in a critical situation due to a record high water level over the past half century, which reached almost 190 cm on November 13. As a result, weather conditions led to flooding of 80% of the city, including the central square of St. Mark, where the water level exceeded one meter. Over 35% of tourists have refused to travel to Venice.
The Association of Venetian Hotels said that the number of travelers canceling reservations in hotels continues to grow. Italian authorities declared a state of emergency in the city and allocated 20 million euros for the initial liquidation of the consequences of the disaster. A fundraising campaign has been announced for the flood-hit city.