"That's huge," Marco Police Chief Roger Reinke said, holding his thumb and forefinger against the TV screen at the edges of Hurricane Wilma's eye. "It's got to be 40 miles wide.
It's not here yet, despite what the TV says. A long, dull whistle accompanies the wind and rain.
A car has parked in the northbound lane facing southbound at the top of the S.S. Judge Jolley Bridge. A police SUV tried to reach the vehicle at the height of the winds. Initially, police thought it belonged to the media, but it wasn't.
"We don't know if it's somebody who happened to break down. We got a quarter of a mile up the bridge and our SUV started tipping, and I said, 'Oh my God, we have to turn around.'" Officer Brian Hughes of Marco's police department said.