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Scenes From a Waterlogged Venice as the City is Submerged by Continuous Rain

High tides flooded St. Mark’s Square in Venice, propelled by winds that were stronger than predicted, and an experimental system of inflatable barriers wasn’t activated to prevent water from invading the lagoon city.

World | Associated Press | December 9, 2020, 11:09 am
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 High tides flooded St. Mark’s Square in Venice, propelled by winds that were stronger than predicted, and an experimental system of inflatable barriers wasn’t activated to prevent water from invading the lagoon city. (Anteo Marinoni/LaPresse via AP)

High tides flooded St. Mark’s Square in Venice, propelled by winds that were stronger than predicted, and an experimental system of inflatable barriers wasn’t activated to prevent water from invading the lagoon city. (Anteo Marinoni/LaPresse via AP)

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 A girl is carried shoulders high in flooded St. Mark's Square following a high tide, in Venice, Italy. (Anteo Marinoni/LaPresse via AP)

A girl is carried shoulders high in flooded St. Mark's Square following a high tide, in Venice, Italy. (Anteo Marinoni/LaPresse via AP)

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 People stand in a flooded shop following a high tide, in Venice, Italy. (Anteo Marinoni/LaPresse via AP)

People stand in a flooded shop following a high tide, in Venice, Italy. (Anteo Marinoni/LaPresse via AP)

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 People wade through water in St. Mark's Square following a high tide, in Venice, Italy. (Anteo Marinoni/LaPresse via AP)

People wade through water in St. Mark's Square following a high tide, in Venice, Italy. (Anteo Marinoni/LaPresse via AP)

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 People wade through water following a high tide, in Venice, Italy. (Anteo Marinoni/LaPresse via AP)

People wade through water following a high tide, in Venice, Italy. (Anteo Marinoni/LaPresse via AP)

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 The area around Rialto bridge is flooded following a high tide, in Venice, Italy. (Anteo Marinoni/LaPresse via AP)

The area around Rialto bridge is flooded following a high tide, in Venice, Italy. (Anteo Marinoni/LaPresse via AP)

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 People wade their way in flooded St. Mark's Square following a high tide, in Venice, Italy. (Anteo Marinoni/LaPresse via AP)

People wade their way in flooded St. Mark's Square following a high tide, in Venice, Italy. (Anteo Marinoni/LaPresse via AP)

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 A flooded St. Mark's Square in Venice, Italy. High tides flooded St. Mark’s Square in Venice on Sunday, propelled by winds that were stronger than predicted, so the new system of inflatable barriers wasn’t able to be activated to prevent water from invading the lagoon city. (Anteo Marinoni/LaPresse via AP)

A flooded St. Mark's Square in Venice, Italy. High tides flooded St. Mark’s Square in Venice on Sunday, propelled by winds that were stronger than predicted, so the new system of inflatable barriers wasn’t able to be activated to prevent water from invading the lagoon city. (Anteo Marinoni/LaPresse via AP)

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 People wade their way through the water in flooded St. Mark's Square following a high tide, in Venice, Italy. (Anteo Marinoni/LaPresse via AP)

People wade their way through the water in flooded St. Mark's Square following a high tide, in Venice, Italy. (Anteo Marinoni/LaPresse via AP)

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 A flooded St. Mark's Square following a high tide, in Venice, Italy. (Anteo Marinoni/LaPresse via AP)

A flooded St. Mark's Square following a high tide, in Venice, Italy. (Anteo Marinoni/LaPresse via AP)

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 A man wades through water following a high tide, in Venice, Italy. (Anteo Marinoni/LaPresse via AP)

A man wades through water following a high tide, in Venice, Italy. (Anteo Marinoni/LaPresse via AP)

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 A flooded St. Mark's Square following a high tide, in Venice, Italy. (Anteo Marinoni/LaPresse via AP)

A flooded St. Mark's Square following a high tide, in Venice, Italy. (Anteo Marinoni/LaPresse via AP)

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 People wade through water following a high tide, in Venice, Italy. (Anteo Marinoni/LaPresse via AP)

People wade through water following a high tide, in Venice, Italy. (Anteo Marinoni/LaPresse via AP)

  • First Published: December 9, 2020, 11:09 am

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