Venice: Emergency Crews Have Made '700 Rescues' Since Floods Hit City

Emergency crews in Venice, Italy, have dealt with at least 700 rescue requests since November 13, when a historic high tide brought flooding, authorities said on November 17.

The tides swelled again on November 15, impacting clean up efforts.

Venice’s mayor, Luigi Brugnaro, said people had “lost everything” in the flooding, the worst to hit Venice in 50 years. Credit: Vigili del Fuoco via Storyful