Wild Video Shows Pouring Rain INDOORS At The US Open As Hurricane Ida Passed Through NYC

01 September 2021, US, New York: The empty Louis Armstrong Stadium in New York is under water due to heavy rains.

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  • Hurricane Ida has left a trail of destruction as it continues to travel across the United States.
  • Remnants of the storm hit New York City on Wednesday and made it rain inside an indoor stadium.
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The U.S. Open tennis championship was absolutely hammered by the remnants of Hurricane Ida on Wednesday night. One match, being played indoors, had to be suspended because it started pouring down rain… inside.

A wild video showed just how crazy the weather got in the plaza.

Kevin Anderson and Diego Schwartzman were in the middle of their second-round singles match when the storm began to seep through the retractable roof of Louis Armstrong Stadium.

Play was suspended shortly thereafter and the rain kept getting worse.

Initially, the plan was for the match to continue and an effort was made to try and dry the courts.

Precipitation began to slow down for a moment and at one point, the players returned to the court with hopes of continuing play.

And then the rain and wind came back in even greater force. There was no hope.

As a result of the failing roof — because remember, this match was somehow played indoors — the contest between Anderson and Schwartzman was moved to another (working) roofed stadium and ended just after 1:00 a.m. EST.

The aftermath.

Meanwhile, this was the scene at Louis Armstrong. The court was a puddle.

Many people criticized the U.S. Open for its decision to continue play despite the inclement weather, flash flood warnings and tornado warnings in the area. However, the tournament went on and all of the matches were played as scheduled.

When those who decided to stick around finally went home, it was quite the scene.

New York City suspended all transportation in and out of the city and then declared a state of emergency on Thursday morning. Subways remain flooded after wild scenes and quite a few people were left without a way home.

The scenes were unfortunate. But with the decision to push through the storm, the U.S. Open will not have to extend its schedule or adjust its plan.

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