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Updated: 09/13/2017 09:54:01AM

Venice beaches survive Irma’s wrath

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SUN PHOTO BY SCOTT LOCKWOOD

Signs of some minor beach erosion brought on by storm surge from Hurricane Irma were visible this week at Brohard Beach in Venice.

SUN PHOTO BY SCOTT LOCKWOOD

Gulf waters return to normal levels near the Venice Pier, which was nearly 100 percent out of the water as Hurricane Irma approached the Suncoast.

SUN PHOTO BY SCOTT LOCKWOOD

Erosion from Hurricane Irma allowed locals the opportunity to dig through rocks looking for shark's teeth on Tuesday at Caspersen Beach in Venice.

SUN PHOTO BY SCOTT LOCKWOOD

A red flag warns swimmers of potentially dangerous currents at Venice Beach on Tuesday morning.

SUN PHOTO BY SCOTT LOCKWOOD

Venice beach appeared to escape any major damage from storm surge brought on by Hurricane Irma.

By SCOTT LOCKWOOD

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While most people in the area were cleaning up debris or returning to work after Hurricane Irma, a few locals decided that a day in the sand was what they needed on Tuesday.

Irma’s turn to the east spared most local beaches from the effects of erosion, which could have been major with over six feet of storm surge projected in the event that Irma’s east side passed over the area.

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