Snowbirds in Maine Worry Over Floridian Homes in Face of Irma

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Wells, Maine (WMTW) A lot of frayed nerves among snowbirds in Maine who have properties in Florida.

Hurricane Irma storm path heads towards Florida Photo: Brandon Beyer / Twitter

Bill Clarke has a home west of Fort Lauderdale, which is right in Irma's path.

He installed hurricane-impact windows and doors before the coming month.

Clarke is worried for his neighbors down south who've decided to ride out the storm.

It's a very difficult situation being 15-hundred miles away. You've got your new car sitting in front of the house under a big tree. You hope that the tree doesn't fall on the car. One of the things that we're always concerned about are the roofs holding up. I have new hurricane-impact windows and doors, but will the roof hold up? If the roof goes then we're done." Says Clarke

The U.S. House is poised to back a $15.3 billion disaster aid package that President Trump and Democrats have married to a temporary increase in America's borrowing authority.

Friday's House vote would send the measure to the President for his signature, replenishing rapidly dwindling disaster accounts.

The legislation would also provide money to fund government agencies through December 8th, eliminating the threat of a government shutdown when the new fiscal year starts next month.