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​Peter Hull surveys the damage on Ogden Street on north Siesta Key.

Siesta Key residents relieved, surprised at lack of damage from storm

Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017 |

​Peter Hull surveys the damage on Ogden Street on north Siesta Key.

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Harry and Mary Goodan walk through flooded streets near the Point Crisp neighborhood on South Siesta Key. A felled tree is blocking entry to the neighborhood.

Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017 |

Harry and Mary Goodan walk through flooded streets near the Point Crisp neighborhood on South Siesta Key. A felled tree is blocking entry to the neighborhood.

Standing water on Beach Road did not act as a deterrent for drivers.

Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017 |

Standing water on Beach Road did not act as a deterrent for drivers.

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Storm debris didn't stop some beach goers from using the playground equipment.

Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017 |

Storm debris didn't stop some beach goers from using the playground equipment.

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Standing water impacted the Siesta Beach parking lot, as well as Beach Road. Storm surge from Hurricane Irma was only 1-3 feet.

Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017 |

Standing water impacted the Siesta Beach parking lot, as well as Beach Road. Storm surge from Hurricane Irma was only 1-3 feet.

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No lifeguards were on duty, but Siesta Beach was littered with people checking out the Gulf after the storm.

Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017 |

No lifeguards were on duty, but Siesta Beach was littered with people checking out the Gulf after the storm.

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Some residents returned sand to the beach after filling their own sandbags, although this practice is technically illegal.

Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017 |

Some residents returned sand to the beach after filling their own sandbags, although this practice is technically illegal.

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Megan Close, 19, and Lydia Mugford, 21, from Brighton, United Kingdom go for swim shortly after Hurricane Irma passed over Sarasota late Sunday night.

Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017 |

Megan Close, 19, and Lydia Mugford, 21, from Brighton, United Kingdom go for swim shortly after Hurricane Irma passed over Sarasota late Sunday night.

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Businesses in Siesta Key Village sustained only minor damage from the storm, though it was deserted Monday.

Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017 |

Businesses in Siesta Key Village sustained only minor damage from the storm, though it was deserted Monday.

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Water in Sarasota Bay was higher than usual and choppy after Hurricane Irma passed over the county.

Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017 |

Water in Sarasota Bay was higher than usual and choppy after Hurricane Irma passed over the county.

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The Siesta Key Marina suffered minor damage.

Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017 |

The Siesta Key Marina suffered minor damage.

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Lisa Dodds rakes fallen leaves and branches from her driveway of her north Siesta Key home.

Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017 |

Lisa Dodds rakes fallen leaves and branches from her driveway of her north Siesta Key home.

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