As the waters in Venice began to recede, elsewhere in Italy the chaos continued as the River Arno surged to alarming levels in Tuscany and heavy snow left thousands without power in South Tyrol.
Authorities in Tuscany were monitoring the Arno as heavy rain caused the river to rise dangerously near the top of its banks, though reports on Monday said the water levels were finally beginning to fall.
In Florence, which has had over 62 millimeters of rain in the past 24 hours, civil protection units were advising people to avoid the banks of the Arno as more than 2,000 cubic meters of water surged through the city each second.
Meanwhile, fire service had carried out another 450 rescues in Emilia-Romagna, where the River Idice burst its banks. Regional president called it a “historic flood” and he would be calling for the declaration of a state of emergency.
In Campania, Caserta and several neighboring towns ordered schools closed after hours of heavy rainfall that flooded streets and left debris scattered.
Flooding was also reported in Naples, especially in the Rione Sanità neighborhood, where streets and houses have now been submerged by rainwater for several days.