Venice is Flooding: State of Emergency

Venice Flooding 2019

Health Editor’s Note:  The price of melting glaciers and Arctic and Antarctic Ice?….Carol

Venice Declares State of Emergency as City Battles Worst Floods in 50 Years

By Melissa Locker/Smithsonian Magazine

The city of Venice is under water.

On Tuesday, an extremely high tide known locally as acqua alta flooded the Italian metropolis with the highest water levels seen in the region in more than 50 years. Venice’s mayor, Luigi Brugnaro, has declared a state of emergency and closed local schools while the city attempts to recover from the devastation.

“I’ve seen things in San Marco”—Venice’s main district— “I thought I’d never see,” Brugnaro told Italian station Radio24, as quoted by the New York Times’ Elisabetta Povoledo.

Photographs of the flooded city document rising waters in many of Venice’s famed landmarks. St. Mark’s Basilica flooded for the sixth time in 1,200 years, according to church records reported by BBC News. Per Brugnaro, the church’s crypt is completely flooded, and the building as a whole has suffered “grave damage.”

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Carol graduated from Riverside White Cross School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio and received her diploma as a registered nurse. She attended Bowling Green State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Literature. She attended the University of Toledo, College of Nursing, and received a Master’s of Nursing Science Degree as an Educator.

She has traveled extensively, is a photographer, and writes on medical issues. Carol has three children RJ, Katherine, and Stephen – two daughters-in-law; Suzy and Katie – two granddaughters; Isabella Marianna and Zoe Olivia – and one grandson, Alexander Paul. She also shares her life with husband Gordon Duff, many cats, two rescue pups, and two guinea pigs.

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  1. I seriously doubt this has anything to do with the fake melting glaciers or poles. yes, Venice is sinking. After all it was built on not very solid foundation, mainly swamp.
    Besides, as was stated in the article, the worst flooding in 50 years…so what does that tell you?

  2. The water was rising in the Titanic too. This is old news. Everyone knows Venice is slowly sinking. Well, not everyone.

  3. Carol, take a look to the Google’s “Project Nightingale” what gathers personal health data on millions of Americans, it’s pretty worrying because surely they don’t do that with good intentions…

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