Hurricane Ida made its way to the eastern United States, and on Wednesday night it crossed the area of the three states. The remnants of the hurricane caused heavy rainfall and caused damage and flooding throughout the region – and affected stadiums and stadiums in New York and New Jersey.
It was 3.15 inches of rain in New York’s Central Park between 8:51 p.m. and 9:51 p.m. — the longest hour in the city ever, According to CBS News.
Here’s what the Bronx Yankee Stadium looked like around 10pm:
The remnants of the hurricane also hit Queens. The area around the Flushing Meadows, which is celebrating the US Open, hit hard. The field of the tournament was flooded and due to the weather they were forced to postpone the match for a few hours.
And a reminder: The Billie Jean King National Tennis Center has a retractable roof for rain. However, the roof would not match Wednesday’s wind and rain showers:
Despite being on the roof, fans needed an umbrella in the match between Diego Schwartzman and Kevin Anderson. The two started the match before 19:30 and due to bad weather they did not finish until 01:00 at Arthur Ashe Stadium. The match started early at Louis Armstrong Stadium and was moved to Ashe when the match he was playing was over.
Schwartzman just wanted to finish the game on Wednesday, Telling the Associated Press, “I was ready to play and I wanted to finish today, not finish tomorrow. You don’t know what can happen. I was trying to push … playing tonight.”
Schwartzman beat Anderson 7-6 (4), 6-3, 6-4.
The storm also affected New Jersey. Here’s what the TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater looked like on Thursday morning:
In the park is the Somerset Patriots, who are affiliated with a double A Yankees.