High tide is expected to peak in Venice

Tuesday’s record height submerged the historic city to more than six feet of water.
1:16 | 11/17/19

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Overseas now and to the historic flooding to one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Today the venetians are bracing for more. Julia Macfarland has more. Julia, good morning. Reporter: Good morning. As the clock struck noon in Venice, Italy so too did the high tide. The waters today are expected to reach more than five feet and two inches, just short of Tuesday's record height, more than six feet of water, the highest recorded in more than 50 years. St. Mark's basilica, that iconic church, saw water pouring in. The famed site forced to close to the public at one point after the water rose higher than the raised walkways which has been erected to help tourists get around. Now earlier this week the mayor declared a state of emergency in the city. Residents are angry with how the authorities have been dealing with this threat for years. The city still waiting on the Moses dam project that started back in 2003, has cost billions and is still not complete. Whit? Incredible images out of Venice.

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