Transcript for Flooding emergency in Italy
Next tonight Italy declaring a state of emergency. We have a team in Venice witnessing the historic floodingle tourists with luggage floating. Now it's turned deadly. James Longman from Venice. Reporter: Tonight, Venice's watery nightmare continues. The city bracing itself for more misery. The worst floods in half a century, causing millions of dollars of damage. It's hard to see the businesses that are struggling and they're cleaning, and then the next day it just floods again. Reporter: A new attraction for tourists perhaps, but for local businesses it means ruin. So, what can Venice do? This is the Moses barrier. It's at the mouth of the Venice lagoon, and it's supposed to be a wall that rises up out of the water blocking the sea, going from there all the way over there. But after years of delay, it still doesn't work. Locals blame corruption and political apathy on the failed multibillion dollar project. The governnt promising to get it working with hundreds of years of history at stake and the threat of sea levels looming large, Venice has rarely felt so emergency has unlocked over $20 million for immediate relief and compensation. But with more rain on the way, that may only be a drop in the ocean. David? Thanks, James. When we come back, more on
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