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MOSE saves Venice from near record flood

Lagoon city unscathed after third highest acqua alta ever

(ANSA) - ROME, NOV 22 - Venice's MOSE flood barriers system on Tuesday saved the city from flooding again as a 173 cm acqua alta moved into the lagoon.
    Without MOSE, local officials said, some 82% of Venice would have been under water.
    The acqua alta was the third highest ever after 193 cm on November 4 1966 and 187 cm on November 12 2019.
    MOSE is facing the highest tide in 50 years and without those barriers Venice would be submerged in a catastrophic way, and despite the nay-sayers those barriers are saving a heritage of humanity," said Transport and Infrastructure Minister Matteo Salvini.
    He said Tuesday's acqua alta was "worse than the great tide of three years ago". (ANSA).


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