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Fred Lugano, Carol Miller and Rudy Schippers test out the waters of the Gulf of Mexico on Longboat Key. The trio did not evacuate Longboat Key during Hurricane Irma. Photo by Katie Johns

Barrier islands emerge relatively unscathed after Irma

Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017 |

Fred Lugano, Carol Miller and Rudy Schippers test out the waters of the Gulf of Mexico on Longboat Key. The trio did not evacuate Longboat Key during Hurricane Irma. Photo by Katie Johns

A large tree uprooted to the right of The Lazy Lobster in the Centre Shoppes of Longboat Key. Photo by Katie Johns

Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017 |

A large tree uprooted to the right of The Lazy Lobster in the Centre Shoppes of Longboat Key. Photo by Katie Johns

A sign hung on the inside of the entrance to the Blue Dolphin Cafe in the Centre Shoppes of Longboat Key. Photo by Katie Johns

Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017 |

A sign hung on the inside of the entrance to the Blue Dolphin Cafe in the Centre Shoppes of Longboat Key. Photo by Katie Johns

The sign for the Plaza at 6510 Gulf of Mexico drive was knocked down. Photo by Katie Johns

Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017 |

The sign for the Plaza at 6510 Gulf of Mexico drive was knocked down. Photo by Katie Johns

Two trees uprooted in the Friendship Garden at Longboat Island Chapel. Photo by Katie Johns

Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017 |

Two trees uprooted in the Friendship Garden at Longboat Island Chapel. Photo by Katie Johns

Minor flooding on Gulfside Road was spreading onto Gulf of Mexico Drive on Sept. 11. Photo by Katie Johns

Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017 |

Minor flooding on Gulfside Road was spreading onto Gulf of Mexico Drive on Sept. 11. Photo by Katie Johns

Minor flooding on Gulfside Road was spreading onto Gulf of Mexico Drive on Sept. 11. Photo by Katie Johns

Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017 |

Minor flooding on Gulfside Road was spreading onto Gulf of Mexico Drive on Sept. 11. Photo by Katie Johns

Broadway Street leading into the village of Longboat Key had minor flooding. Photo by Katie Johns

Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017 |

Broadway Street leading into the village of Longboat Key had minor flooding. Photo by Katie Johns

A stop sign at the intersection of Linley Street and Longboat Drive South in the village of Longboat Key was knocked over. Photo by Niki Kottmann

Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017 |

A stop sign at the intersection of Linley Street and Longboat Drive South in the village of Longboat Key was knocked over. Photo by Niki Kottmann

Pat and Tony Crincoli wheel their suitcases to their Bay Isles home. Residents of Bay Isles were not able to drive through the neighborhood due to fallen trees. Photo by Katie Johns

Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017 |

Pat and Tony Crincoli wheel their suitcases to their Bay Isles home. Residents of Bay Isles were not able to drive through the neighborhood due to fallen trees. Photo by Katie Johns

A tree fell onto the side of the former Amore Restaurant property on Longboat Key. Photo by Katie Johns

Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017 |

A tree fell onto the side of the former Amore Restaurant property on Longboat Key. Photo by Katie Johns

Yamen Elsaid, Robert Kecskes, Loyal Dodd and Judit Turan party on Lido Key Beach after Hurricane Irma. Photo by Niki Kottmann

Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017 |

Yamen Elsaid, Robert Kecskes, Loyal Dodd and Judit Turan party on Lido Key Beach after Hurricane Irma. Photo by Niki Kottmann

A large tree along Boulevard of the Presidents lost a limb as a result of Hurricane Irma. Photo by Niki Kottmann

Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017 |

A large tree along Boulevard of the Presidents lost a limb as a result of Hurricane Irma. Photo by Niki Kottmann

Some Lido Key residents got clever with their signage following Hurricane Irma on Monday. Photo by Niki Kottmann

Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017 |

Some Lido Key residents got clever with their signage following Hurricane Irma on Monday. Photo by Niki Kottmann

Several trees pinned down overturned picnic tables at South Lido County Park after the storm. Photo by Niki Kottmann

Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017 |

Several trees pinned down overturned picnic tables at South Lido County Park after the storm. Photo by Niki Kottmann

South Lido County Park was covered in puddles following Hurricane Irma. Photo by Niki Kottmann

Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017 |

South Lido County Park was covered in puddles following Hurricane Irma. Photo by Niki Kottmann

St. Armands Circle was covered in fallen tree debris after Hurricane Irma. Photo by Niki Kottmann

Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017 |

St. Armands Circle was covered in fallen tree debris after Hurricane Irma. Photo by Niki Kottmann

St. Armands Circle Park was covered in puddles following Hurricane Irma. Photo by Niki Kottmann

Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017 |

St. Armands Circle Park was covered in puddles following Hurricane Irma. Photo by Niki Kottmann

A fallen ceiling fan outside Taste of Italy was the only sign of structural damage other than fallen signs on St. Armands Circle following Hurricane Irma. Photo by Niki Kottmann

Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017 |

A fallen ceiling fan outside Taste of Italy was the only sign of structural damage other than fallen signs on St. Armands Circle following Hurricane Irma. Photo by Niki Kottmann

St. Armands Circle was covered in fallen tree debris after Hurricane Irma. Photo by Niki Kottmann

Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017 |

St. Armands Circle was covered in fallen tree debris after Hurricane Irma. Photo by Niki Kottmann

Bay Isles residents were not allowed to drive their cars through their community when Longboat Key residents were allowed back on the island after Hurricane irma Monday because there were too many fallen trees. Photo by Niki Kottmann

Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017 |

Bay Isles residents were not allowed to drive their cars through their community when Longboat Key residents were allowed back on the island after Hurricane irma Monday because there were too many fallen trees. Photo by Niki Kottmann

Longboat Key Public Works Department employees remove a fallen tree from the Bay Isles community on Longboat Key. Photo by Niki Kottmann

Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017 |

Longboat Key Public Works Department employees remove a fallen tree from the Bay Isles community on Longboat Key. Photo by Niki Kottmann

Hurricane Irma knocked over a tree along the edge of the Bird Key Yacht Club parking lot. Photo by Niki Kottmann

Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017 |

Hurricane Irma knocked over a tree along the edge of the Bird Key Yacht Club parking lot. Photo by Niki Kottmann

The storm uprooted a tree along John Ringling Boulevard and damaged a structure near Plymouth Harbor. Photo by Niki Kottmann

Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017 |

The storm uprooted a tree along John Ringling Boulevard and damaged a structure near Plymouth Harbor. Photo by Niki Kottmann

The sign outside Dream Weaver Collection boasted about how lucky residents were to have been “spared” by Hurricane Irma. Photo by Niki Kottmann

Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017 |

The sign outside Dream Weaver Collection boasted about how lucky residents were to have been “spared” by Hurricane Irma. Photo by Niki Kottmann

Beachgoers brave the choppy Gulf of Mexico water off Lido Key Beach. Photo by Katie Johns

Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017 |

Beachgoers brave the choppy Gulf of Mexico water off Lido Key Beach. Photo by Katie Johns

Samantha Carmona, 4, chases her brother, Alex, 9 on Lido Key Beach. Photo by Katie Johns

Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017 |

Samantha Carmona, 4, chases her brother, Alex, 9 on Lido Key Beach. Photo by Katie Johns

Samantha Carmona, 4, laughs as she chases her brother around the shore of Lido Key Beach. Photo by Katie Johns

Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017 |

Samantha Carmona, 4, laughs as she chases her brother around the shore of Lido Key Beach. Photo by Katie Johns

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