High floods put Venice underwater
AN unbelievable three-quarters of the Italian city of Venice is drowning in water after a storm brought heavy rains and historic flooding.
The addition of strong winds raised the water levels by more than 150cm, causing the worst flooding to hit the famous city in a decade.
Five people have died in the weather event, as the national Civil Protection Agency issued multiple warnings with many local authorities shutting schools and urging people not to travel unless absolutely necessary.
These are the most gobsmacking photos of the floods.