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Boxing Day flood warning for Venice

Major storm system bears down on Italy

24 December, 13:33
Boxing Day flood warning for Venice (ANSA) - Venice, December 24 - Venice authorities on Tuesday issued a Boxing Day warning as tides in the lagoon city are expected to peak at 120 centimeters, putting the city on the canals at risk of flooding.

Water levels are expected to remain within the norm on Christmas day, forecasters said.

A fierce winter storm system blamed for several deaths in northern Europe is bearing down on the Italian peninsula, bringing over a meter of snow at high altitudes and heavy rains to low-lying areas in the northern regions.