Friday, October 23, 2020

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).

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.

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).

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.

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

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

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