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South Florida is a giant lake right now

Sawgrass Mills had to shut down in Sunrise

Flooding in the Sawgrass Mills parking lot
Flooding in the Sawgrass Mills parking lot
via Ari Odzer

While we await signs of the sun’s existence, dreary South Florida continues to get hammered with rain and, in many areas, extreme flooding.

Rainfall records were crushed in several cities, reports the National Weather Service.

Fort Lauderdale recorded 4.78 inches of rain on Tuesday, shattering a previous record of two inches in 1926, while West Palm Beach broke a three-inch record set in 1904, with just under 4.2 inches. It wasn’t quite as severe in Miami, where Tuesday rainfall was 2.15 inches, nearly tying a 2.16-inch record from 1964.

Parts of Broward registered an astounding 12-plus inches of rain over the last 48 hours.

And it got so bad in Sunrise, Sawgrass Mills had to close on Wednesday...

Making it tough to distinguish canals from roads.

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Garages are lakes.

Here’s Brickell:

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And Davie:

Coral Springs:


Fort Lauderdale:

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Plantation was among the hardest hit areas.

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Fish are even swimming over grass in Coconut Creek.

Stay safe—and dry—out there as the heavy rain is expected to continue.