When he got there, he linked up with a search and rescue group, using his drones to help do damage assessments in the British Virgin Islands after Hurricane Irma.
With his drone, he was able to make sure houses were clear and check blocked roadways.
One area surveyed by the drone - marina where hundreds of boats were docked. Only four survived Hurricane Irma.
With no cell service, communication was difficult. But as Goodwin met with locals on Tortola he realized another hurricane was on the way.
"Some people didn’t even know that there was another hurricane coming," he said. "We stopped talking about delivering aid, and now we have to start talking again about bunkering down for another storm.”
Goodwin had to get out.
He ended up escaping to San Juan on a small dingy. From there, he caught a flight back to the states before the second Hurricane Maria made landfall.
What stuck with Goodwin was the resolve of the island people.
"We’re going to get through it, we’re going to rebuild," he said. "It’s the island mentality, we can do it, and that we’re going to do it together.”