I hope the extreme flooding doesn't seriously affect Annie's travel plans. Annie, as soon as I read these articles, I thought of your impending departure. But time in Venice is magical no matter what the weather, so am sure your journey will still be all that you need it to be!
According to CNN:
"Venice has suffered its worst flooding in 22 years, leaving some parts of the historic Italian city neck-deep in water, reports said Monday.
Water burst the banks of the coastal city's famed canals, leaving the landmark Piazza San Marco -- St Mark's Square -- under almost a meter of water at one point, news agency ANSA reported.
Strong winds pushed waters to a high of 1.56 meters (5 feet 2 inches) at 10:45 a.m. local time, prompting the city government to issue warnings to the public, the agency said.
The flood level began to drop soon afterwards, prompted by a change in the direction of the wind.
Previous highs include 1.58 meters in 1986 and 1.66 meters in 1979, the news agency said.
Photographs showed people wading through inundated piazzas and waves lapping over waterside cafe tables. "