Hurricane Ida has passed through the eastern United States, and the tri-state area was targeted Wednesday night. The remnants of the hurricane caused heavy rains, resulting in damage and flooding throughout the area-and affected stadiums in New York and New Jersey.
New York’s Central Park received 3.15 inches of rain between 8:51 and 9:51 in the evening—the largest hour in the city’s history. According to CBS News.
This is what the Bronx Yankee Stadium looks like around 10 p.m.:
The remnants of the hurricane also hit Queens. The area around Flushing Meadows, where the US Open is being held, has been hit hard. There was some flooding in the playing field, and the game was even forced to be postponed for several hours due to weather.
One more reminder-the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center has a retractable roof to resist rain. However, the roof lost to the strong wind and heavy rain on Wednesday:
Despite being under the roof, fans still need umbrellas in the match between Diego Schwarzman and Kevin Anderson. The two started the game before 7:30 in the evening, and due to bad weather, the game did not end at Arthur Ashe Stadium until 1:00 in the morning. The game initially started at Louis Armstrong Stadium and transferred to Ashe after the game there.
Schwarzman just wants to end the game on Wednesday, Tell the Associated Press“I’m ready for the game. I want to finish it today, not tomorrow. You never know what will happen. I’m trying to push… tonight’s game.”
Schwarzman defeated Anderson 7-6 (4), 6-3, 6-4.
New Jersey was also affected by the storm. This is what the TD Bank Stadium in Bridgewater looks like on Thursday morning:
The park is the home of the Somerset Patriots, who are the Yankees’ double-A affiliate team.