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South Beach Near Silent as Isaac Nears

Rare sight as Ocean Drive is empty and quiet on a Saturday night thanks to tropical storm

By Donna Rapado
|  Sunday, Aug 26, 2012  |  Updated 12:10 AM EDT
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It was a rare sight for the usually packed sidewalks of Ocean Drive in South Beach Saturday night, as Tropical Storm Isaac made the hot spot quiet.

It was a rare sight for the usually packed sidewalks of Ocean Drive in South Beach Saturday night, as Tropical Storm Isaac made the hot spot quiet.

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It was a rare sight for the usually packed sidewalks of Ocean Drive in South Beach Saturday night, as Tropical Storm Isaac made the hot spot quiet.

Instead of bringing out drinks and food to tourist-filled tables, staff at hotels and restaurants like the Park Central rushed to put away chairs and tables by 11 p.m. by order of the city.

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"It's just gonna be a busy night, but you know a hurricane coming so they wanna us to move everything," Park Central manager John Alzer said. "So hopefully we are not gonna get any big damage."

People visiting South Beach from just about anywhere else were a bit surprised by the quiet on Ocean Drive, where all you could hear were the wind gusts. It wasn't exactly what they had in mind for their visit.

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"It seems strange to be here with no one going through, it seems strange, with police going out," said Guido DiLomo, who was visiting from Italy. "I don't know, it seems a little bit strange. We are going to the hotel and we hope everything will be alright."

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