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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