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#1
Anyone else bummed out by the flooding?

I thought about going there next year but I bet it's all going to be destroyed.

Venice sees worst flooding in 20 years
Reports say 40% of the city's historic buildings have been affected as city mayor tells residents to stay at home

Water in Venice has risen to its highest level in more than 20 years, leaving much of the famously waterlogged city and its tourists struggling with floods.

City officials say the sea level topped 156cm (61in) today, well past the 110cm flood mark, with most streets submerged.

A new siren system was sounded this morning to warn residents that the levels were about to exceed 140cm.

Among the areas affected was St Mark's Square, the landmark piazza that is the lowest point in the city.

Workers were unable to install the raised wooden walkways used during flooding because the water rose too high and too quickly under heavy rains.

Ansa news agency reports said around 40% of the city's historic buildings had been affected. The city mayor, Massimo Cacciari, advised residents to stay at home.

Resident and travel writer Nan McElroy said "icy water" was calf-high at the entrance to her building and bags of uncollected rubbish were floating in the water.

Writing on her blog, she said neighbours in the flat below had been forced to evacuate after the flood defences failed.

The city is due to complete a flood barrier in the form of an underwater dam by 2011. But the Moses flood barrier system is facing a funding shortfall.


http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/dec/01/italy-venice-flooding

Some interesting pics



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#2
I was there 2 years ago. There were warnings about imminent floodings already back then. It won't be 10 years before it's gone
#4
Yeah, but they're used to it, there are floodings every year in a certain time of the year... Only problem is, that time seems to be getting longer and longer, so like I said, in 10 years time Venice will probably be flooded 365 days a year
#6
The population is just in denial. Look at them! LOOK AT THEM!!

I heard something about reducing the flooding with this project, but it's very underfunded.

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Kensai you reads the Guardian? lolz!

Pretty sad state of affairs really.


I read it on a swedish newspaper but figured no one would understand it, so I googled it and took the first best result
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#8
Plus, it won't work... Let's face it, they'll do it the Italian way, a quick half job that makes no difference, so that they can get back to their pasta.
#10
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Plus, it won't work... Let's face it, they'll do it the Italian way, a quick half job that makes no difference, so that they can get back to their pasta.

This will not stop them!

None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.
#12
How do you flood a flooded city?
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#13
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I read it on a swedish newspaper but figured no one would understand it, so I googled it and took the first best result


Ah, good choice!
#14
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Yeah, but they're used to it, there are floodings every year in a certain time of the year... Only problem is, that time seems to be getting longer and longer, so like I said, in 10 years time Venice will probably be flooded 365 days a year

The world's going down the shitter.

I want my snow back!

Why won't there be any snow in Sweden anymore?
#15
yeah when I went there last May-ish a day or so before I arrived there had also been huge floods throughout the city. Because I'm awesome though it was very hot and sunny for my few days spent there, then the day I left to go to Rome it turned grey and miserable again.

They always knew Venice was going to sink sooner or later. Therefore if ya wanna visit Kensai, make it sharp!
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#17
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Why won't there be any snow in Sweden anymore?


Stop living in skåne

Vi har haft snö här jättelänge.

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yeah when I went there last May-ish a day or so before I arrived there had also been huge floods throughout the city. Because I'm awesome though it was very hot and sunny for my few days spent there, then the day I left to go to Rome it turned grey and miserable again.

They always knew Venice was going to sink sooner or later. Therefore if ya wanna visit Kensai, make it sharp!


Way to put pressure on me

Btw where are those pics of venice you took?
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#19
I was there in 2002, and now I'm so thankful that I went! I love that city, by far the most interesting place I've ever been.
WHY IS EVERYONE IN THE PIT A FUCKING METALCORE KID
#20
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The world's going down the shitter.

I want my snow back!

Why won't there be any snow in Sweden anymore?


T'is snowing right now here. It was snowing yesterday, it was snowing the day before yesterday, it will be snowing tomorrow.

(Although this isn't Sweden)

It's shit for the tourism business they have there. Oh well, better dig out the 'Underwater City Tours' folders.


Last edited by NielsWho at Dec 4, 2008,
#21
Yes, but you're in Holland. You live under sea level.

When Venice is flooded, you're next
#22
Acording to SMHI there will only be snow in 20% of the country around Christmas time, and there's no sub zero temperatures anywhere south of Stockholm right now.
#23
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Acording to SMHI there will only be snow in 20% of the country around Christmas time, and there's no sub zero temperatures anywhere south of Stockholm right now.

Give me your address. I'll ship you some snow. You're welcome to all of it.
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#24
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Yes, but you're in Holland. You live under sea level.

When Venice is flooded, you're next


Dear god. JUDGEMENT DAY IS NEAR!!

But I live on one of the few hills in Holland, so I guess I'm safe.


#25
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Give me your address. I'll ship you some snow. You're welcome to all of it.

Sweet, the skiing slope near where I used to live had to close down last year because there wasn't enough snow, now we can bring it back.

Do I smell a feature movie?
#26
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Dear god. JUDGEMENT DAY IS NEAR!!

But I live on one of the few hills in Holland, so I guess I'm safe.


Yeah, you'll be fine. Your house will stand proud on the hilltop, surrounded by miles and miles of sea. Enjoy your starvation
#27
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Yeah, you'll be fine. Your house will stand proud on the hilltop, surrounded by miles and miles of sea. Enjoy your starvation

House boat?

Hey, why didn't the Italians think of that?
#28
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House boat?

Hey, why didn't the Italians think of that?


And I suppose the house boat goes to the supermarket boat to get food?
#29
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And I suppose the house boat goes to the supermarket boat to get food?

See, this is why you get paid to write.
#30
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See, this is why you get paid to write.


I'm sorry, and that would be why...?

EDIT: No, seriously, I can't make out if that's sarcasm or not
#31
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And I suppose the house boat goes to the supermarket boat to get food?

Noob.
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#33
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Way to put pressure on me

Btw where are those pics of venice you took?

err, i haven't got round to uploading them yet. i'm ill & lazy.
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#34
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Yeah um. I'm allergic

Then how about:
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#35
^ Same thing man. Probably anything that comes out of the sea, so if it were my house on a hilltop in the sea, it'd be pretty screwed.
#36
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Yeah, you'll be fine. Your house will stand proud on the hilltop, surrounded by miles and miles of sea. Enjoy your starvation


Autarky?

I have a fishrod, and a gun. We have hills full of cows, and fish in the sea, which are waiting to be eaten.*


*=Not entirely true.


#37
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^ Same thing man. Probably anything that comes out of the sea, so if it were my house on a hilltop in the sea, it'd be pretty screwed.

I'm not going to let you starve.
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#39
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Yay
But yea.. Probably won't be enough around, will there?

If you have a house on a hill surrounded by water you won't be able to eat those suckers fast enough.
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#40
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If you have a house on a hill surrounded by water you won't be able to eat those suckers fast enough.


Maybe not, if you do it the smart way..
1. Catch one
2. Bake
3. Cut up in small pieces
4. Leave as bait
5. Catch more
6. ???
7. PROFIT!
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