The remnants of Hurricane Ida wreaked havoc on the Northeast as its heavy rainfall created mass flooding.
TD Bank Ballpark, home of the Yankees' Double-A affiliate in New Jersey, is completely under water, much like the surrounding area. Somerset Patriots president and general manager Patrick McVerry said in a statement that the club is "in the process of evaluating the extent and the damage caused." Yankees prospect Isiah Gilliam noted Friday every player and coach on the Double-A squad lost both their vehicles and clothes.
While they are on the road this weekend, the Patriots were expected to host a six-game series with the Hartford Yard Goats starting next Tuesday.
The region faced historic flooding as Ida pummeled the region, and even Yankee Stadium was flooded on Wednesday night. According to CBS News, Central Park was hit with 3.15 inches of rain between 8:51 p.m. and 9:51 p.m. ET—the most ever for an hour in New York City.
Even though the arena had a retractable roof, there were delays at the U.S. Open. The roof at Louis Armstrong Stadium was closed, but water still fell onto the court and stands. Kevin Anderson and Diego Schwartzman's match ended up being moved and didn't finish until after 1 a.m. ET.
The National Weather Service of New York issued a flash flood emergency for the city Wednesday night—the first time the NWS has ever taken such a step in New York City. Northeast New Jersey also received the same designation earlier Wednesday evening. The governors of New York and New Jersey ended up declaring states of emergency late Wednesday.
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