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Venice Declares State of Emergency as City Battles Worst Floods in 50 Years

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Other images show water filling the streets, piazzas turned into lakes, and sunken vaporetti, or waterbuses that serve as Venice's public transportation system. In total, the city hall said, high tides flooded 85 percent of the city. Brugnaro has placed estimated financial damages at "hundreds of millions of euros." On Wednesday afternoon, the death toll stood at two; according to the Independent's Samuel Osborne, both victims died on Pellestrina, an island in the Venetian archipelago.