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    Venice flooded

    Hi folks, just watched the story on the news about how badly Venice has flooded this week. There was a clip of a man swimming across St Mark’s Square since the water was deep enough to do so. I know the people there are used to a certain amount of flooding nearly every winter, but this is frightening to think about with regard to its future as a world heritage site and a place that many of us know and love.

    Closer to home we are seeing record rainfall in parts of the UK with South Yorkshire being hit hardest with pretty epic flooding this week. Even around this area we have had some localised flooding with certain roads being cut off. It certainly made getting to work rather interesting yesterday! What normally would take 10-15 minutes took 53 minutes to go just over 2 miles.

    Take care, Helen

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    Hi Helen
    We first visited Venice 20 years ago and it was so flooded that they were using duck boards on platforms to get the tourists around the main square.
    Not only that but there was a rather attractive policewoman directing the tourists on the duckboards like she would have done with cars on an intersection.
    We stood and watched in amazement.
    Regards
    Garf.
    Last edited by Garfield, Waterlooville; 13th November 2019, 09:57 PM.

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      #3
      Originally posted by Garfield, Waterlooville View Post
      Hi Helen
      We first visited Venice 20 years ago and it was so flooded that they were using duck boards on platforms to get the tourists around the main square.
      Not only that but there was a rather attractive policewoman directing the tourists on the duckboards like she would have done with cars on an intersection.
      We stood and watched in amazement.
      Regards
      Garf.
      The duckboards are in use every year Garf during the high water season.

      If you visit late in the year , the duckboards are stacked on every street corner ready to go into action............Wilba
      Wilba

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        #4
        Originally posted by Wilba View Post

        The duckboards are in use every year Garf during the high water season.

        If you visit late in the year , the duckboards are stacked on every street corner ready to go into action............Wilba
        Along with their Wellies. Last time we were in the square when it was flooded all the waiters had Wellies on.

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          #5
          Hi all
          Feel sorry for the locals,.
          But it does give a chance fo those smelly canals to have a wash out.
          JC
          C P Scott,,,,,"Comment is Free,,but Facts are Sacred"
          "You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own facts.

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            #6
            See lots of images at: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ce-floods.html and not a cruise ship in sight.

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              #7
              Originally posted by JohnR, Chippenham View Post
              See lots of images at: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ce-floods.html and not a cruise ship in sight.
              Good job too,could have made a bad situation worse.
              JC
              Last edited by jc, liverpool; 14th November 2019, 01:37 PM.
              C P Scott,,,,,"Comment is Free,,but Facts are Sacred"
              "You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own facts.

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