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Flood-Weary Venice Puts ‘Moses’ Inflatable Barriers to Test

ROME — Venice has conducted a trial run of an ambitious anti-flood system of 78 inflatable barriers in hopes of protecting the lagoon city from devastating high tides. Premier Giuseppe Conte on Friday at a ceremony in Venice pressed a …

Ingrid Not Expected to Cause Big Problems in Texas

Schools in Brownsville are closed and shrimping boats are taking cover on the Texas border as Tropical Storm Ingrid moves through Mexico. Ingrid weakened to form a hurricane after making landfall Monday. The storm came ashore near La Pesca, about …

High Tide Floods Venice

High tides have flooded Venice, leading Venetians and tourists to don high boots and use wooden walkways to cross St. Mark’s Square and other areas under water. Flooding is common this time of year and Thursday’s level that reached a …