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Wind-whipped rains flood Venice

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Heavy rains and seas whipped up by strong winds have flooded Venice and brought the lagoon city’s high tide mark to its sixth-highest level since records began being kept 150 years ago.

Italian news reports said the same weather system that put 70 percent of central Venice under water on Sunday was wreaking havoc elsewhere in north and central Italy, with some 200 people evacuated from their homes in hard-hit Tuscany.

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