The historic rain in the Houston area brought the city to a standstill last week, flooding roadways, destroying property, and taking numerous lives. Minus a few brief rays of sunlight, the rain hasn't let up - resulting rivers and bayous to fill to the brim. What Houston didn't need, it got on Saturday - a downpoor.
I personally was caught on the roadways between Richmond and Wharton when the rain started to come down. I couldn't see more than two feet as it rained sideways.
At Minute Maid Park, the rain found it's way into the ballpark - soaking the train tracks and the area around center field. The Houston Chronicle's Jose de Jesus Ortiz reports it also caused minor flooding in the stadium:
The Astros said two different areas of the stadium concourse endured minor flooding because of drainage issues.
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The Astros informed fans near the end of Saturday's game that they could stay in the ballpark as long as was needed. It was similar scene to the Rockets after game 4 of the Western Conference Finals. The storm subsided and fans left.
Houston area fans should still be weary, be safe and avoid high water.