SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Just like many parts of southern Maine, the parking lot of the Maine Mall was flooded Wednesday afternoon.
Shoppers returned from the stores to find their cars surrounded by shin-deep water. Others never even made it into the mall; their cars got stuck while they were driving through the parking lot.
"'Come to Maine,' they said. 'Enjoy the weather,' and here we are," Kevin O'Brien, who was on vacation from Florida, said.
He had to shed his shoes and socks and trudge through the water to reach his rental car.
"Couldn't get my wife to get the car, so I had to get it," he joked.
Laurie Romprey got stuck on a curb in the lot.