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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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John Donato carries sandbags to his car.

Friday, Sep. 8, 2017 |

John Donato carries sandbags to his car.

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John Brewer takes a break from scooping sand.

Friday, Sep. 8, 2017 |

John Brewer takes a break from scooping sand.

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John Brewer and Lindsey Brown scoop sand into bags.

Friday, Sep. 8, 2017 |

John Brewer and Lindsey Brown scoop sand into bags.

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Some people board their doors and windows with plywood.

Friday, Sep. 8, 2017 |

Some people board their doors and windows with plywood.

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Bill Willmeth shovels sand in preparation for Hurricane Irma.

Friday, Sep. 8, 2017 |

Bill Willmeth shovels sand in preparation for Hurricane Irma.

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Jim Smith shovels sand in preparation for Hurricane Irma.

Friday, Sep. 8, 2017 |

Jim Smith shovels sand in preparation for Hurricane Irma.

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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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