Stadium of Yankees’ Double-A Affiliate Completely Flooded After Hurricane Ida Storms
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TD Bank Ballpark, the home stadium of
the Somerset Patriots in Bridgewater, New Jersey, was flooded
Wednesday night when the remnants of Hurricane Ida moved through the
NJ.com provided aerial footage of how
the park looked Thursday morning:
The Patriots are the Double-A affiliate
of the New York Yankees.
CNN’s Madeline Holcombe and Jason Hanna
reported at least 11 people were killed in New York, New Jersey and
Maryland because of the storm, which caused widespread flooding.
Hurricane Ida made landfall in
Louisiana on Sunday. While it lost the hurricane distinction because
the wind speeds dropped as it traveled across land from the Gulf of
Mexico toward the northeast, it still dropped devastating rainfall
Many areas in the New York, New Jersey
and the surrounding states were already waterlogged after Hurricane Henri made
landfall in the region on Aug. 22.
The Patriots are currently playing a
six-game road series against the Bowie Baysox in Maryland that runs
through Sunday. Wednesday’s game was postponed because of the heavy
Somerset is scheduled to return home to
TD Bank Ballpark for its final homestand of the minor league regular
season beginning Tuesday against the Hartford Yard Goats.
The Patriots (60-42) lead the Double-A
Northeast Division with a 3.5-game lead over the Portland Sea Dogs
heading into the stretch run of the campaign.
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