WATCH: Jet ski rider cruises through flooded streets

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By , Audacy

Michigan State Police have warned people in the Detroit area to stay away from massive amounts of stormwater collecting in the region, but one person apparently couldn’t pass up a rare opportunity to jet ski down Dearborn streets.

Dearborn TCD News posted a video of what they identify as an individual riding a jet ski at Ford Road and Oakman Boulevard early Saturday morning. Someone in the background of the video seems to be yelling at the jet ski rider.

“Flooding so bad in Dearborn last night/this morning, some dude on the east side was ripping a jet ski on Ford Road. I freaking love this town,” said one Twitter user.

Floods began impacting the area Friday as heavy rains moved through the area.

While taking a jet ski through flooded streets may seem tempting, others shouldn’t try to recreate the Dearborn daredevil’s joyride. Standing flood waters can spread infectious diseases, contain chemical hazards, and cause injuries, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“Each year, flooding causes more deaths than any other hazard related to thunderstorms. The most common flood deaths occur when a vehicle is driven into hazardous flood waters,” said the CDC.

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