Dodger Stadium Hit by Flooding and Earthquake

Tropical Storm Hilary, while downgraded to a tropical storm, left its impact on Los Angeles as it brought unexpected damage to the city. Among the notable casualties was Dodger Stadium, a city landmark, which faced significant flooding in its parking lot, generating widespread attention on social media. The stadium, situated atop the Chavez Ravine near Downtown Los Angeles, was surrounded by standing water due to the storm’s concentrated presence directly over the area. UCLA climate scientist Daniel Swain confirmed a remarkable 2.3 inches of rainfall during the event. Subsequently, Hilary transitioned past Southern California and weakened to a post-tropical cyclone. Adding to the day’s disturbances, a 5.1 magnitude earthquake originated near Ojai, approximately 60 miles northwest of Dodger Stadium, on Sunday afternoon. The current condition of the field and stadium facilities is uncertain, and the Dodgers are yet to issue an official statement regarding the situation. The striking images that circulated on social media were captured by Los Angeles Dodgers Aerial Photography. Los Angeles had initially scheduled a game against the Miami Marlins for Sunday, but Major League Baseball (MLB) preemptively moved the game to Saturday. The Dodgers emerged victorious in both games of the impromptu double-header, securing wins with scores of 3-1 and maintaining a strong record of 76-47 for the season. The first-place Dodgers are not slated for another home game until August 28, when they are set to face the Arizona Diamondbacks. In the meantime, the team will embark on consecutive road series against the Cleveland Guardians and the Boston Red Sox. Notably, a concert by the K-pop girl group BLACKPINK is scheduled at Dodger Stadium on August 26

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