On Sunday, the tropical storm that had previously been known as “Hurricane Hilary” made its way into Southern California and left a bit of a mark on the city of Los Angeles—including the area that’s home to Dodger Stadium.
L.A. was thankfully able to avoid taking a severe direct hit from the weather system that forced plenty of residents to scramble and gear up to combat the potential ramifications of a storm that had gradually weakened as it made its way up the West Coast.
With that said, plenty of neighborhoods still experienced unprecedented amounts of rainfall thanks to the first tropical storm to make landfall in SoCal since 1939, and officials were understandably concerned about a spate of flash floods and landslides breaking out in a region that usually doesn’t have to worry about hurricane season.
Elysian Park had to deal with the fallout of another record-breaking storm earlier this year, and the home of Dodger Stadium certainly got some rain this time around based on some fairly surreal aerial footage that was captured on Sunday that showed the parking lots surrounding the iconic baseball venue covered in a fair amount of water.
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— Los Angeles Dodgers Aerial Photography (@DodgerAerial) August 21, 2023
It appears the stadium itself managed to avoid being flooded, and while the video is fairly alarming at first glance, it seems like the water surrounding the ballpark is really just a few inches deep when you take a closer look at the footage.
Of course, that’s still more than the zero inches of water the folks at Dodger Stadium typically have to deal with, but it’s safe to assume they’ll be able to get the situation under control by the time the MLB team that calls it home completes the road trip it’s currently on before heading back to Los Angeles to kick off a series with the Diamondbacks on August 28th.