Watch: Venice submerged as it sees worst floods in a decade
75% of Venice was under flood waters caused by strong winds that had caused an exceptionally high tide into the famous city on October 29. Tourists and residents donning high boots are navigating the streets on Monday after water level reached 156 cm before receding. Residents and tourists alike were evacuated from St Mark’s Square as fierce storms lashed the nation. Police wearing hip waders carried a number of children to safety as stranded tourists waited to be ferried to higher ground.