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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Siesta Key Marina suffered minor damage.

Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017 |

The Siesta Key Marina suffered minor damage.

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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