(WJBK) - The winter home of the Detroit Tigers saved Florida residents from Hurricane Irma's wrath but sustained heavy damage from the storm.
The Detroit Tigers turned their Lakeland, Florida, location into a safe haven for Florida residents. The pictures of the facility a few days after Irma moved on show that the storm did significant damage.
The 84-acre complex was turned into local headquarters for emergency personnel. According to Jason Beck, the Tigers beat reporter for MLB.com, there were a lot downed trees and other debris but the facility did not sustain much heavy damage:
Lots of downed trees and other debris around Tigertown in Lakeland, but hearing no major damage. Everybody who stayed there for Irma is ok.— Jason Beck (@beckjason) September 11, 2017
Chris O'Connell, a FOX TV reporter for our sister station in Philadelphia, saw the damage up close and the provided the photos above.
The facility spared multiple from the heavy winds and rain from Irma, which made landfall Sunday morning as a Category 4 hurricane.