NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.,- When it rains, it floods in one North Fort Myers neighborhood. We are learning residents who live on Golden Road, just off Slater Road, have come together to make sure their road remains passable.
Over the weekend, the residents put in hours of work to alleviate some of the flooding caused by the continuous rain. They say if they didn't put in the time, the water on this road could easily be knee deep.
Residents on Golden Road donated time, money and material to help their street from getting lost under a sea of water. On Friday, a the three day project began. 30 tons of ground up asphalt was hauled in and a bobcat was used to level out the road that is the way home to about 50 residents.
One of the biggest problems? There is no where for the storm water to go and rain after rain, the water just builds up.
And while it was a community effort, one couple went door to door looking for donations so they could jump start the project. $1,000 was raised and all of the asphalt was 100% donated.