- 洪水（後出 flooding も同意、(be) inundated は浸水する、写真説明の flooded は浸水した）
- hit (→hit)
- lagoon city
- ～ meters above sea level
- declare a state of emergency
- high tidal water
- 高潮(たかしお)（後出 tide も同意、high tide は満潮）
- 歴史的建造物（後出 basilica はここでは寺院、crypt は地下祭室）
- (be) attributed to ～
- Adriatic Sea
Second-worst flood ever recorded hits lagoon city of Venice
VENICE, Italy (AP) — The worst flooding in more than 50 years hit the historic lagoon city of Venice on Nov. 12.
The water reached 1.87 meters above average sea level on Nov. 12, the second-highest level ever recorded in the city and just 7 centimeters lower than a historic 1966 flood.
On Nov. 14, the government declared a state of emergency, approving 20 million euros ($22.1 million) to help Venice repair the most urgent damage.
High tidal waters rolled through Venice on Nov. 15, forcing the closure of St. Mark's Square to the public. On Nov. 17, Venice was again hit by a record third exceptional tide.
The most heavily damaged landmark was St. Mark's Basilica, since it is in one of the lowest points of the city. The crypt beneath it was inundated for only the second time in its history.
The flooding has been attributed mostly to a combination of high tides from a full moon and high winds pushing water from the shallow Adriatic Sea into Venice. But scientists say climate change is also having an effect.