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Sawgrass Mills Mall Soaked By Torrential Downpours

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SUNRISE (CBSMiami) – The torrential downpours have soaked Sawgrass Mills Mall, leaving the parking lot a watery mess.

One part of the parking lot was roped off with yellow tape to make sure that people know how deep it was and to give them an indication as to where they're going.

"Nobody can see anything, even the security guard. He didn't even realize it, that's why he put caution tape around it," explained mall-goer Michael Reidout.

Not every lane or spot was completely flooded, but there were several areas of pooling.

CBS4's Silva Harapetian drove around the mall.

When Harapetian caught up Reidout, he was the only one there waiting for a tow trucks.

Other mall-goers took their chances, driving through the water.

Reidout showed Harapetian photos of more than a dozen parked cars submerged under water.

A white sedan Harapetian photographed was lifted off the ground.

A spokesperson for the mall said the parking lot was not caving in, but rather the car was actually trapped in a drainage swale.

Apparently the driver didn't see it as they were trying to exit the mall.

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