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    VENICE - ITALY'S FAMOUS CITY OF CANALS - WAS SERIOUSLY FLOODED ON MONDAY BY AN UNUSUALLY HIGH TIDE.

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    Background: VENICE - ITALY'S FAMOUS CITY OF CANALS - WAS SERIOUSLY FLOODED ON MONDAY BY AN UNUSUALLY HIGH TIDE. IT WAS THE HIGHEST FOR AT LEAST A YEAR - ABOUT 46 INCHES (120 CMS) ABOVE NORMAL.

    ALL THE LOW LYING AREAS OF THE CITY WERE UNDER WATER, INCLUDING ST. MARK'S SQUARE AND THE RIALTO SECTION OF THE CITY.

    CITY AUTHORITIES PUT CAT WALKS AND GANGWAYS IN POSITION OVER FLOODED STREETS BUT MANY OF THESE WERE NOT SUFFICIENTLY HIGH ENOUGH. A FEW ENTERPRISING PEOPLE DID A BRISK BUSINESS IN CARRYING STRANDED PEDESTRIANS IN CARTS ACROSS THE FLOODED STREETS.

    TRADESPEOPLE AND SHOP KEEPERS ARE FEARED TO HAVE LOST HEAVILY IN THE FLOODING BECAUSE MANY OF THEIR GOODS ARE STORED IN DEPOTS AND WAREHOUSES IN THE AREA AFFECTED BY THE FLOODS.

    CATS TRIED TO PERCH HIGH TO AVOID THE WATER; DOGS FRISKED AROUND IN THE WATER; AND FOR SOME CITIZENS OF VENICE, IT WAS JUST ANOTHER - IF VERY WET - DAY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2QBX7U1Q11GCKCTOV3S9CV7UD
    Media URN:
    VLVA2QBX7U1Q11GCKCTOV3S9CV7UD
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/01/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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