Minute Maid Park Flash Flood Temporary Fills Concourses with Inches of Water (Video + Pics)

minute maid park flash flood

While the state of California is currently in the midst of a historic drought, the state of Texas is experiencing the opposite problem. Over 35 trillion gallons of rain have fallen there in the month of May, which is enough to cover the entire state with eight inches of water. As a result, millions of people have had property damaged or destroyed by flash flooding, and at least 31 people have died.

I bring all this up as context for what happened on Saturday night at Minute Maid Park in Houston. About halfway through the Astros’ game against the White Sox, the skies opened up and Houston got yet another torrential downpour. The Minute Maid Park roof prevented the field from getting soaked and the game from being delayed. However, the roof could not prevent flash flooding just outside the stadium and in its concourses.

The result was a pretty bizarre scene:

#houstonflooding #minutemaidpark

A photo posted by Juli Rush (@juliannrush) on

When did #MinuteMaidPark get their own #OldFaithful? #HoustonFlood #Houston #Astros #Rain #Flood

A photo posted by Odyssey (Ulises) (@theodyssey92) on

Happening right now: Flooding inside #MinuteMaidPark #Houston TX #Astros vs #WhiteSox #stormageddon

A photo posted by Rick Hall (@rickisme) on

This is the scene at #MinuteMaidPark right now after the #Astros won. Crazy #Houston #Flood #HoustonFlood #Rain #NotAgain

A video posted by Odyssey (Ulises) (@theodyssey92) on

Hang in there, Texas.

Hat Tip – [Mashable]

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