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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — It’s an umbrella kind of day as non-stop downpours have soaked south Florida, making for a dreary Friday.

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“Don’t come this way, you’re gonna be swimming,” said Paul Castillo, a driver stranded by rain.

Dozens of streets are flooded across Dade and Broward with vehicles making waves as they drive by.

“I need a boat to get out here right now,” said Jasmine Johnson.

In Aventura, police shut down roads near Biscayne Blvd. and 191st Street after the water got too high during rush hour.

Street flooding overnight also affected Miami, Doral and the beaches, catching residents off guard.

“It’s really bad. I didn’t expect it to be this bad,” Johnson admitted.

Even bikers fell victim to the soggy mess and some were stranded.

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“I got washed out and to top it off I got a flat tire,” said Paul, a biker. “I don’t want to go to work. I’m using this as an excuse.”

Jaime Melendez believes the roads are dangerous and refused to drive Friday.

“I can’t go to work today. A lot of water going on. I can’t go because it’s not safe.”

In Davie, mother nature gave students the day off. American Preparatory Academy canceled classes because of rising water.

But while it’s tempting to let the rain get you down, most south Floridians know you’ve got to grab your rain gear and just keep swimming.

“We get sun and rain and rain and more rain. Then sun again! So you just got to deal with it,” laughed Mariela Solares.

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