Mayor Brugnaro: planned well 160 centimeters above the average sea level. The city is still on its knees
Record tides: similar events had been missing since 1872
Bad weather also affects Tuscany
Venice tries to return to normal: today the schools had reopened
Clean and accessible buildings. Today the maximum peak is 110 centimeters around 13.20
Yesterday the tide stopped at 150 centimeters, flooding 69% of the city. A not insignificant peak, which however loses its consistency after the 187 centimeters recorded on the night between Tuesday and Wednesday. Then another peak, this time at 154. One in a row at the other, of tides of this kind, they had never seen them before. Today, Monday, November 18, a maximum of 110/115 centimeters is expected at around 1.20 pm, the same values also expected for tomorrow, in the early afternoon around 3.00 pm The city and its inhabitants have already rolled up their sleeves for days, in the face of heavy damage. A devastated city on its knees, although these terms have perhaps been abused lately. From today, Venice tries to take back its destiny, starting to live again with a semblance of normality: this is how, for example, it takes up school activities in all institutions of every order and degree in the historic center, but also in the islands , in Lido and Pellestrina.
Schools and kindergartens have been cleaned up, all of them are fit for use, except for the Santa Teresa school in Dorsoduro and the San Francesco alla Giudecca, where, as explained by the councilor for educational policies Paolo Romor, «restoration operations are still ongoing after the extraordinary high water on Tuesday »
Even today the volunteers are at work on the island of Pellestrina to remedy the consequences of the exceptional sea storms that hit the island, causing enormous damage. It seems that Pellestrina is the area that has suffered the most: the accumulation of furniture, appliances, beds, sofas and objects destined for pulping is impressive outside the houses. Tuesday night the electric grids went out of use, all the houses went under water and no protection held up.