By Austin Carter

FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) — What would be a normally bustling afternoon along the beachfront in Fort Lauderdale was looking more like a ghost town Friday.

“The weather outside is frightful,” says Ivi Brenner, visiting from Virginia.

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Brenner was trying to see the brighter side as the rain put somewhat of a damper on the day.

“This is our first time looking at that and it’s a bit daunting there are some cars that we’re stuck here, it’s crazy,” says Brenner.

Brenner couldn’t help but notice this flooding along A1A just south of Sunrise.

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The vehicles driving through the flooding created. a gushing wave.

Some folks on foot took a chance walking through, meanwhile, others tried to find another way.

As for the beach – it was mostly empty as waves crashed against the shore.

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“It kills the whole beach business very slow day for us it’s hard to get customers one or two comes out,” said one beachfront business owner.