Bob HensonVenice will get another tidal spike on Friday. Current forecast is 145 cm--formerly a once-in-a-century flood, now reached every 1-2 yrs. This would put Piazza San Marco under about 65 cm (26 in) of water, still 42 cm (16 in) less than Tuesday's peak. comune.venezia.itpic.twitter.com/eJAnuGszUY
The most widespread and intense cold of the autumn swept across the central and eastern United States early this week, bringing sharp winds and record lows, while Venice, Italy, grapped with one of its worst floods in centuries.
Howling winds ripped the façade off a house in Montreal's Ville-Saint-Pierre neighbourhood, destroyed a gas station in Saint-Hyacinthe and deprived hundreds of thousands of people of electricity across Quebec on Friday.
Bob HensonThe same upper-level storm that drove CA's fire-stoking winds led to massive power outages in the eastern U.S. and Canada. Montreal was hit especially hard. Still 930,000 customers w/out power in Canada--a large chunk of the nation's 38 million people.