Marco Island residents use jet skis on flooded roads
Photo: Video by fox4now.com
VILLAGE OF GOODLAND, Fla - The roads at the Village of Goodland, near Marco Island, turned into a river for much of Monday.
“Most of the roads were underwater," said Goodland resident Judy Wittwer.
For Wittwer, Isaac brought something she didn't expect.
"There were kids kayaking and jet skiing," said Wittwer.
"Jet skiing on the road?," asked Fox 4 reporter Matt Grant.
"Yes on the road," said Wittwer, "and they went into the bay.”
The small Village of Goodland, east of Marco Island, got some of the heaviest flooding with high water levels turning roads into rivers.
Natalie Strom with the Coastal Breeze News sent us dramatic photos showing high water levels and residents jet skiing on flooded streets.
“It was just fun. It was so unusual for here," said Wittwer. "Everyone had their picture taken with the sign that says road underwater.”
Wittwer says the water came up to her knees as neighbors had to get help getting in and out of town.
Some seawalls were topped, and a small number of homes and businesses were damaged because of flooding, according to Marco Island police.
“Just use common sense," said one driver. "Take your time and slow down.”
Two dozen areas around Marco Island received flooding on Monday, as the city sent crews to assess Isaac's impact, according to police.
“I think we were fortunate it wasn't bad," said Marco Island resident Bonnie Woodward. "We got very, very lucky.”
And lucky for Goodland since the roads dried up quickly as residents took the storm in stride.
“We're all cruising around, taking a look," said Woodward, "it was very entertaining.”
Marco Island police say there was no damage to any lift stations, wells, or waste water treatment plants.
There was some downed trees and minor debris.