Venice Floods After Powerful Rainstorms

Tourists and residents sloshed around in several inches of water in Venice, Italy, on Tuesday, November 12, as flood season began with “powerful rainstorms,” reports said.

Video taken in the Cannaregio district, according to the uploader, shows a flooded area outside a hotel and a waterlogged shopping area.

According to reports, as of Tuesday morning the water level peaked at 1.27 meters (roughly 4 feet 3 inches) and officials expected the tide to rise further Tuesday night.

Wooden walkways were reportedly placed by authorities across the city so pedestrians could get to local businesses without walking through the high water. Credit: Sam Rose via Storyful