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Karen and Brian Feeney board up their front window before evacuating Longboat Key.

Longboat Key packs up ahead of Hurricane Irma

Friday, Sep. 8, 2017 |

Karen and Brian Feeney board up their front window before evacuating Longboat Key.

Longboat Key residents fill sandbags at the Broadway Street beach access.

Friday, Sep. 8, 2017 |

Longboat Key residents fill sandbags at the Broadway Street beach access.

The public works department is on site to make sure only Longboat residents get sand.

Friday, Sep. 8, 2017 |

The public works department is on site to make sure only Longboat residents get sand.

Lindsey Brown shovels sand into a bag at the Broadway Street beach access.

Friday, Sep. 8, 2017 |

Lindsey Brown shovels sand into a bag at the Broadway Street beach access.

Lindsey Brown shovels sand into a bag at the Broadway Street beach access.

Friday, Sep. 8, 2017 |

Lindsey Brown shovels sand into a bag at the Broadway Street beach access.

The town has some bags but residents should try and bring their own to the site.

Friday, Sep. 8, 2017 |

The town has some bags but residents should try and bring their own to the site.

The town has some bags but residents should try and bring their own to the site.

Friday, Sep. 8, 2017 |

The town has some bags but residents should try and bring their own to the site.

John Donato carries sandbags to his car.

Friday, Sep. 8, 2017 |

John Donato carries sandbags to his car.

John Brewer takes a break from scooping sand.

Friday, Sep. 8, 2017 |

John Brewer takes a break from scooping sand.

John Brewer and Lindsey Brown scoop sand into bags.

Friday, Sep. 8, 2017 |

John Brewer and Lindsey Brown scoop sand into bags.

Some people board their doors and windows with plywood.

Friday, Sep. 8, 2017 |

Some people board their doors and windows with plywood.

Bill Willmeth shovels sand in preparation for Hurricane Irma.

Friday, Sep. 8, 2017 |

Bill Willmeth shovels sand in preparation for Hurricane Irma.

Jim Smith shovels sand in preparation for Hurricane Irma.

Friday, Sep. 8, 2017 |

Jim Smith shovels sand in preparation for Hurricane Irma.

Linda Aitkin shovels sand into a bag to prepare for Hurricane Irma.

Friday, Sep. 8, 2017 |

Linda Aitkin shovels sand into a bag to prepare for Hurricane Irma.

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