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J.J. Dutton from the Smith Fence company works on putting up a security fence around the Tampa Bay Times Forum August 23, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. August 23, 2012 in Treasure Island, Florida. The area waits for Tropical Storm Isaac as the prepare for the Repulican National Convention which will be held at the Tampa Bay Times Forum during the week of August 27th.
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