Goodland Road Flooding
Flooding at Stan’s: One of the lowest spots of the original Goodland Road, before it enters Goodland proper, rising to the ancient Indian shell mounds. (10/7/17, 3:40 PM).
Saturday, October 7th was a clear day in Goodland, with a moderate southwest breeze and slightly cooler temperatures that residents welcomed. For the first time in weeks, no storms were reported, and yet, between 2 and 6 PM, Goodland was all but cut off from the mainland by flooding. Only the foolhardy or those absolutely needing to get home braved the two to three-foot waters. It was an excruciatingly slow, mostly one-lane 3 mph crawl, with many drivers turning back.
A fulltime resident runs the gauntlet to return home.
Goodland Road: 30 minutes before high tide, looking north from Sunset Court, much of the incoming and outgoing traffic turned back before reaching this stretch (10/7/17, 3:30 PM).
Depending on the road for their livelihood, merchants must navigate regardless of condition.
Jamie Bozicnik and her sister, Marion Biddle left their car near San Marco Road and hitched a ride with a debris truck to get back in. Photos by Barry Gwinn