Update: Sources Say Optical Illusion Made Dodger Stadium Look Flooded, but It Was Not — VIDEO: Dodgers Stadium Becomes an Island After Storm Floods Los Angeles

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Incredible video taken from the air appears to show the L.A. Dodgers’ stadium inundated with flood waters as Hurricane Hillary slammed the West Coast on Sunday.

Update: According to the Los Angeles Times, Dodger Stadium did not flood.  “It was an optical illusion, the interplay of water and light on a wet surface.”

Original story continues below.

The video appears to show the sixty-year-old stadium surrounded by flood waters as the first tropical storm to hit California in 84 years was bearing down on the area.

Now, in what some on social media are referring to as a “Biblical flood,” the fast-rising waters shocked and frightened Los Angelenos as thousands were trapped in cars, up in trees, and in buildings as the water rose, bringing along with it, mudslides, downed power lines, and washed-out bridges.

The storm waters also filled the L.A. River for the first time in decades.

Sadly, so much garbage has been left down in the L.A. River’s concrete channels that the flood waters have created a “conveyor belt of trash,” pushing the debris out to sea.

The storm and flood conditions also necessitated the closure of L.A.’s schools.

The Dodgers acted quickly to get ahead of the storm and rescheduled Sunday’s game for Saturday before the storm was set to hit the area.

The San Diego Padres took the same measures and moved their game up a day from Sunday to Saturday to be on the safe side.

On the other hand, the Los Angeles Chargers went ahead with their Sunday game losing to the New Orleans Saints 22-17 at SoFi Stadium, but ground tremors caused by the storm rocked the stadium.

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