Where are the flood barriers, cry the citizens of Venice after its second worst flood since records began

 

 

 

More evidence has emerged that the flood barriers have serious technical problems

 

Excerpt- "Angry citizens and commentators are pointing out that the mobile barriers, generally called Mose, at the three openings between the sea and the lagoon should have been finished by now. The first completion date should have been 2011. But hope is dwindling that they will ever be finished, or if they are, that they will be safe and effective.

 

In June it was revealed that the project, which is 80% complete but has not been maintained since a huge corruption scandal halted work in 2014, is already deteriorating and needs lengthy repair work to the gates and their hinges."

 

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