In a city so used to flooding, life doesn’t stop when the water’s knee-deep.

That’s why the wires have been moving images of tourists still wading through Venice’s picturesque streets. In one picture, a pair of tourists are seen receiving their order in a flooded restaurant.
Now, as the Washington Post reports, this is no ordinary flood or acqua alta. Seventy-percent of central Venice is flooded and this is the “sixth-highest level since 1872 as strong winds funneled water up the Adriatic Sea.”

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