Deeper and Deeper

The Harrisburg Senator's Metro Bank Park Under Flood Water (Photo courtesy of the Harrisburg Senators)

The Harrisburg Senator’s Metro Bank Park Under Flood Water (Photo courtesy of the Harrisburg Senators’ Player Tim Pahuta)

The above picture was tweeted this afternoon by Harrisburg Senators’ player, Tim Pahuta. This is what Metro Bank Park looks like when the Susquehanna River is at 24 feet…flood stage is 17 feet.

It’s a beautiful stadium and yes, I know that the locker rooms are protected by water proof doors…but why put it on an island in the middle of a river?

What’s worse? The hits just keep coming…the Susquehanna River has not crested and as of 10 p.m. it is at 25 feet. It’s bad.

The Harrisburg Senators who fought hard to have home field advantage in the playoffs had to move the first two games of their series against the Richmond Flying Squirrels to Richmond. Frankly, seeing the condition of the field, I really don’t think they’ll even be back this season.

Ross and I went to a park on a hill across the river from the stadium so that I could try to see if the stadium was inundated…Here’s some of the pictures I took:

Market St Bridge to City Island (Closed)

Market St Bridge to City Island (Closed)

The Parking Garage on City Island

The Parking Garage on City Island

Metro Bank Park Under Water

Metro Bank Park Under Water

Metro Bank Park with the Pennsylvania State Capitol in the Background

Metro Bank Park with the Pennsylvania State Capitol in the Background

The Walnut St Bridge from the Lemoyne Side. It was damaged in the flood of 1996.

The Walnut St Bridge from the Lemoyne Side. It was damaged in the flood of 1996.

Front Street in Wormleysburg

Front Street in Wormleysburg

Bridges of Harrisburg

Bridges of Harrisburg

The Flood Water Was Even with Front Street in Wormleysburg

The Flood Water Was Even with Front Street in Wormleysburg

Less than a mile from the ballpark, they have evacuated the Pennsylvania Governor’s Mansion. There are National Guard troops stationed in Harrisburg and Wormelysburg. It’s only getting worse. The water is predicted to go up another FOUR FEET.

Ross and I did have tickets to see the Lehigh Valley IronPigs tonight but just couldn’t go. Many major highways are closed as the water is rising. We also didn’t want to come across blocked roads on the way home as we were afraid that roads that were open when we left could close before we could get home to our dogs. There is also some talk that all those bridges could be closed…and to go to either Lehigh Valley or Reading, we need to cross the river.

Because of rain outs we now have tickets for Lehigh Valley tomorrow night. I’ve never been to Coca-Cola Park or even the Iron Pigs, we will try to go to Allentown tomorrow. It just depends on the river and bridge situation.

We also have tickets for Reading Saturday night….keep your fingers crossed…Oh and send an ark.

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