TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club(YJC)_In the past days the highest tide waters in more than 50 years had inundated Venice's picturesque narrow streets forcing residents to remain indoors and tourists to be transferred away from the city center.
The water level hit 1.87 mt on Tuesday evening with most shops severely affected by the flooding.
Two people were killed including a man who was electrocuted while performing repairs on his flooded home.
On Wednesday, the Italian government approved a decree declaring Venice in a state of emergency.
Venice mayor Luigi Brugnaro has blamed climate change for the disastrous floods. He said the damage his city has suffered is estimated at hundreds of millions of euros.