Man swims his tour of flooded Venice

By mbrooks on November 14, 2019
VENICE, ITALY – NOVEMBER 19: A couple walks in a flooded Saint Mark’s Square during high waters on November 19, 2013 in Venice, Italy. Venice will be affected by the high water for the next few days due to the passage of Cyclone Cleopatra that hit the Italian island of Sardinia causing devastating flooding, which has left at least 17 dead. (Photo by Marco Secchi/Getty Images)

By Matthew Brooks

Venice is undergoing an historic high tide.

Popular tourist destinations have their floors covered in more than three feet of water.

The peak of the water was at 6 feet above normal.

The water hasn’t gotten this high since 1966.

The city has sounded the flood alarm.

One man is swimming right through it.

Venice Mayor Luigi Brugnaro is blaming climate change for the high water.

The iconic St. Mark Basilica saw its vestibule “inundated with water … for the sixth time in 1,200 years,” the Telegraph reports.

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