Weather Alert: U.S. Consulate General Milan, Italy, November 14, 2019

Location: Venice, Italy.

Event: Exceptionally high tides (acqua alta) have caused extensive flooding in Venice, and the mayor has declared a state of emergency.  Periodic high tides are projected to continue over the next few days.  U.S. citizen travelers and residents in Venice may find limited public services, and  hotels, restaurants, and tourist sites may be closed.  Boat traffic to and from Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE) may be disrupted, but flights are currently arriving and departing normally. Travelers should check the airport website for updates ( and also refer to the Venice city website for additional information (
The U.S. Consular Agency in Venice, located at VCE, is functioning normally (note: the consular agency offers limited consular services. U.S. citizens requiring emergency passport services should contact the U.S. Consulate General in Milan, Italy).

Actions to take:

  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Notify friends and family of your safety.
  • Seek secure shelter.