Italy’s government has declared a state of emergency after Venice was deluged by the second worst flood on record.
The city’s mayor blamed climate change for flooding of the historic canal city that saw the high-water mark hit 187 centimeters (74 inches) late Tuesday, meaning more than 85% of the city was flooded.
The highest level ever recorded was 198 centimeters (78 inches) during infamous flooding in 1966.
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