Hurricane Ida causes extreme flooding at Yankee Stadium, forces delays at US Open

Hurricane Ida has actually made its method through the eastern part of the United States, and on Wednesday night the tri-state location remained in its crosshairs. Remnants from the typhoon triggered heavy rain that resulted in harm and flooding throughout the area — and it impacted arenas and arenas in both New York and New Jersey.

New York’s Central Park was struck with 3.15 inches of rain in between 8:51 p.m. and 9:51 p.m. — the most ever for an hour in the city, according to CBS News.

Here is what Yankee Stadium, in the Bronx, appeared like at around 10 p.m.:

YES Network broadcaster Michael Kay tweeted out the images. The Yankees played the Angels in California last night, however Kay and the rest of the channel’s group called the video game from Yankee Stadium.

The residues of the typhoon likewise struck Queens. The location around Flushing Meadows, where the United States Open is happening, was struck hard. The competition premises saw some flooding and a match was even required to be pressed back by a couple of hours due to the weather condition. 

And a pointer — Billie Jean King National Tennis Center has a retractable roofing to stand up to rain. However, the roofing was no match for the heavy winds and rain on Wednesday:

Despite being under a roofing, fans were requiring umbrellas throughout the match in between Diego Schwartzman and Kevin Anderson. The 2 started their match prior to 7:30 p.m. and were not completed till past 1 a.m. at Arthur Ashe Stadium thanks to the extreme weather condition. The match initially started at Louis Armstrong Stadium and was transferred to Ashe when the match happening there concluded.

Schwartzman simply wished to get the match completed on Wednesday, informing the Associated Press, “I was ready to play and I wanted to finish today, not finish tomorrow. You never know what can happen. I was trying to push … to play tonight.”

Schwartzman beat Anderson 7-6 (4), 6-3, 6-4.

New Jersey was likewise impacted by the storm. Here is what TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater appeared like on Thursday early morning:

The park is house to the Somerset Patriots, who are Double-A affiliate of Yankees.



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