Canadians eyeing their winter homes in Florida as Idalia bares down

With Idalia bearing down on Florida’s west coast, Canadian snowbirds with property in The Sunshine State are keeping a close eye on the latest weather news.

Ann Mackay’s winter house is in Parrish, Fla., about an hour south from the Tampa airport, which she thought was a safe haven until recently.

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All she can do now is check the camera on her doorbell, which allows her to look down her front walkway. But, other than that, it’s a waiting game.

“We don’t have any other cameras, so we’re basically at the mercy of our neighbours telling us what’s going on," said MacKay.

Stay tuned to The Weather Network for the latest updates on Idalia as it prepares to make landfall in Florida. The Weather Network has dispatched a team to Florida to cover Idalia with live updates from the ground.