Venice Underwater – level 3

25-11-2019 07:00

Last week, the Italian city of Venice was hit by the highest tide waters in a half century.  Water levels peaked at just over six feet and caused a lot of damage to homes and businesses.

On Sunday, water levels peaked again at nearly five feet, and they flooded already soaked shops, restaurants and hotels. The famous St. Mark’s Square was closed due to the rising waters. However, they did not stop some tourists from exploring the streets in rubber boots and plastic garbage bags.

Officials declared a state of emergency in the area, and the mayor of Venice said that the floods caused damage worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

Difficult words: peak (to reach the highest point), soaked (wet), worth (having a value in money).

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