Tag Archives: tide


Xi visits Wuhan, signaling tide turning in China’s coronavirus battle

03 March, 2020 4:33 pm 4:33 pm

BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday made his first visit to Wuhan since a coronavirus outbreak forced a lockdown of the city of 11 million people, in a sign that authorities’ efforts to control the virus are working. Xi’s arrived on the same day that Wuhan shut the last of 14 temporary … Read More


Venice exceptional high tide Flood Hit water

Flood-hit Venice to face another exceptional high tide on Sunday

11 November, 2019 8:25 am 8:25 am

MILAN (Reuters) – Venice will face another exceptional high tide on Sunday, after its worst flooding in 50 years on Tuesday caused more than $1 billion worth of damage and submerged St Mark’s Square under a metre of water. The tide could reach 160 cm (5.25 feet) just after midday on Sunday, according to Venice’s … Read More


Venice hit by another ferocious high tide, flooding city

11 November, 2019 4:05 pm 4:05 pm

VENICE (Reuters) – An exceptionally high tide hit Venice again on Friday just three days after the city suffered its worst flooding in more than 50 years, leaving squares, shops and hotels once more inundated. Mayor Luigi Brugnaro closed access to the submerged St. Mark’s Square and issued an international appeal for funds, warning that … Read More


Venice, devastated, second, highest, tide, history

Venice devastated by second highest tide in history

11 November, 2019 4:15 pm 4:15 pm

VENICE, Italy (Reuters) – Venice’s mayor called the city a disaster zone on Wednesday after the second highest tide ever recorded swept through it overnight, flooding its historic basilica and leaving many squares and alleyways deep under water. A local man from Pellestrina, one of the many islands in the Venetian lagoon, died when he … Read More