Weather science has improved by leaps and bounds, but without the ability to see the future, it’s impossible to pinpoint where a hurricane will hit and with how much force. Current projections for Tropical Storm Isaac look bleak, with the possibility that the storm will hit a vulnerable and still earthquake-ravaged Haiti at hurricane strength and then move on towards Tampa, Florida, where the Republic National Convention is due to be held next week.
Patt checks in on the path of the storm and the preparations being taken.
Should the RNC have taken hurricane season into consideration when choosing a city? Or is this an event no one could expect?
Matt Connelly, the RNC Regional Press Secretary
Dennis Feltgen, Public Affairs Officer for NOAA Communications and the National Hurricane Center