A burglar alarm wails on Tybrisa Street in the swampy business district, but there’s nobody around to respond.
Palm fronds atop skinny trees dance in the wind, first this way, then that. They’ve shed leaves. They’ll shed more.
The worst of the storm should come soon — early Saturday morning, by 2. Hurricane-force winds. A 9- to 11-foot tidal surge is expected. High tide is at 1:21 a.m. That’s when the fun begins.