JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The power has been out for nearly two days on Seabrook Cove Road in Arlington. Beryl's wrath leaves many neighborhoods in the dark and in a mess Tuesday night.
One old oak tree came down Sunday night as the storm came through. Neighbors say the roots are so small they're barely clinging on to the ground. Another tree fell Tuesday and the fear is it's not over.
"The actual beauty of the neighborhood is the danger of the neighborhood," said Foster Coker.
Foster and his wife Pam live on Seabrook Cove Road because of the usually serene setting. The old trees create a shady, peaceful backdrop. But now all they're providing is fear.
"Were not sleeping well," Pam said.
JEA crews worked into the night. This street like many others - trees down, lines down and no power.
"The ground is very spongy it's not absorbing the water well it's just kind of sitting on the surface just underneath the grass and that's why these trees are going over because the roots aren't deep enough to hold them up and when the ground gets wet they just pull right out of the ground," Foster said.
One came crashing down Tuesday long after the storm's strongest surge passed. And several more aren't standing like they usually do.
"There are at least two or three of them that look like they are going to go any minute," said Pam.
Another old tree is left fallen across a yard and driveway. The homeowner is currently at war in Afghanistan.
"We've very proud to have a neighbor that serves his country like that and we'd like to help him. We really would. We would like to see the city take care of his property while he's gone. Because he needs that," Pam said.
They're pleading for the city to come take these old trees down before they crash down on their own, possibly injuring someone in the process.
On top of the stress of the mess, the neighbors say just one street over danger lurks in what they call a crime-riddled area. And no with no electricity, they're forced to keep the windows open to stay cool and now they don't feel safe.