Dodger Stadium

Hurricane Hilary Wreaks Havoc on Southern California

First tropical storm since 1939 threatens Dodger Stadium, region with massive flooding.   August 23, 2023

By Dave Lubach, Executive Editor

Hurricane Hilary was still doing damage to Southern California and affecting other areas in the region such as Baja California and Nevada as of Monday morning, but stunning images and stories are already emerging about the damage that the rare storm – on top of an earthquake, of all things – over the weekend. 

This site shared some stunning images of Dodger Stadium, considered one of the cathedrals of Major League Baseball, entirely surrounded with water from the storm. Click on the link in this paragraph to see the images.  

The celebrity news site TMZ reported that while the parking lots took on about a foot of water, the diamond and lower seats survived the storm and did not sustain damage. The team and others in the region, including the San Diego Padres and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, all rescheduled Sunday games to Saturday and played doubleheaders to get ahead of the storm. The fate of any other games this week were not determined as of Monday afternoon. 

Elsewhere in the region, flooded roads, mudslides and downed trees were impacting the region as the storm was downgraded to a post-tropical storm early Monday. 

The Associated Press reported that Hilary was the first tropical storm to hit Southern California in 84 years, dropping in some areas more than half a year’s worth of rain on some areas. 

The Los Angeles Unified School District and the San Diego School District postponed classes in the wake of the storm. 

Dave Lubach is the executive editor of the facilities market. 


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