Ron Pugsley can only hope for the best at this point.
The Regina resident has a ground-floor condo in an island community south of Tampa in Florida.
That southern state is in the direct path of the massive Hurricane Irma that is expected to make landfall on the weekend.
“We’ve got a cement retaining wall but given the surges they are talking about I wouldn’t be surprised if we did incur some damage,” Pugsley explained. “I suspect we could be in for some flooding.”
There are neighbours on the island that live there permanently, so there is someone checking on the property.
Some of those neighbours are choosing to hunker down, many have metal storm shutters that can be pulled down when the storm hits, but the county is currently under an evacuation order.
Tampa is on the west side of Florida, but with Irma now over 400 miles across, the slim state of Florida is likely to see an impact on both coasts.
Pugsley is due to fly into Florida on Wednesday, a trip planned long before Irma developed. Now he isn’t sure whether he will even have access or power.
“I’m hopeful by then it won’t be a problem to get in and hopefully when I arrive I’m not arriving to a place that requires a lot of clean-up,” Pugsley said.
Irma is expected to make landfall in the US on Sunday morning, but the effects will be seen on Saturday.