The Los Angeles Dodgers had to make a prudent decision by rescheduling their Sunday game against the Miami Marlins to a doubleheader on Saturday. The move proved wise as viral photos emerged showcasing the inundated Dodger Stadium following the arrival of Tropical Storm Hilary.
Tropical Storm Hilary swept into Southern California, unleashing torrential rains and powerful wind gusts across the region. Highways were marred by mudslides and boulders, trees were uprooted, and streets succumbed to flooding as a flash flood warning was extended through Monday morning.
The impact reached Dodger Stadium at Chavez Ravine as well. Aerial photography by Los Angeles Dodgers captured the stadium from a helicopter, revealing the flooded parking lot. The visuals underscored the impracticality of hosting any event under such rare and inclement weather conditions.
While the flooding dominated the landscape, there seemed to be no additional significant damage to Dodger Stadium as a result of the storm. USA TODAY Sports sought further information from the Dodgers on this matter.
However, the Dodgers appear unfazed by the temporary setback. Amid the trending attention surrounding the stadium, the team offered an update on the Chavez Ravine area. Notably, the flooding appeared to have receded, presenting a serene and beautiful view.
“Dodger Stadium trending? We get it. It looks beautiful this morning,” the team conveyed in a statement.
While the stadium dealt with the aftermath of Tropical Storm Hilary, the Dodgers are set to embark on a week-long road trip. Beginning in Cleveland on Tuesday, the team will be away from home for a six-game series.