Published: Apr 30, 2010 4:58 AM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - The clock is ticking as high winds spur a massive oil spill even closer toward the gulf coast.

People in Southwest Florida are worried about what this could mean, but say all they can do is sit and wait.

Oil washed ashore in Louisiana Thursday night. Then the gulf stream will continue to follow Florida's gulf coast ending in the Keys.

It has people who work in the fishing and shrimping industry worried. A lot of the seafood sold in Matlacha comes from waters here, or near the Keys.

People say if the oil does travel down here, it could ruin business and tourism.

"We try to bring things in a little at a time because we're always selling extremely fresh fish, so there's not a lot we can do. It's not like we can stock it up and put it on shelves and freezers."

WINK News also spoke with vacationers who are worried oil may come ashore during their visit to Southwest Florida.