Hurricane Isaac


Sat August 25, 2012
Presidential Race

Tampa Gears Up For RNC And A Possible Storm

Originally published on Sat August 25, 2012 6:16 pm



While some 70,000 visitors are expected for the Republican National Convention, it's not the only big event heading towards Tampa. On Tuesday, another important visitor could be on the way, though perhaps not directly through Tampa - Tropical Storm Isaac. As of now, Isaac is still in the Caribbean. But as NPR's Greg Allen reports from Tampa, it's likely to be a hurricane when it passes near the city later in the week.

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Sat August 25, 2012
The Two-Way

Storm Forces Republicans To Cancel Monday Convention Events

Originally published on Sat August 25, 2012 6:55 pm

Tropical Storm Isaac's projected path on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012
National Hurricane Center

Tropical Storm Isaac has been difficult to track, but its potential to affect Florida has caused the Republican National Convention to change its plans. Events for Monday have been canceled, though the committee will convene briefly. As Alan Greenblatt reported for It's All Politics, this is now the second-consecutive Republican National Convention to be delayed by a storm.

Update at 8:55 p.m. ET. Nomination Delayed:

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Fri August 24, 2012
The Two-Way

Update: Isaac Might Be 'Near Hurricane Strength' When It Hits Haiti Today

Originally published on Fri August 24, 2012 1:21 pm

Isaac's projected track as of 2 p.m. ET on Friday (Aug. 24).
National Hurricane Center

Update at 3 p.m. ET. In its latest update, the National Hurricane Center says that tropical storm Isaac "could be near hurricane strength" when it reaches Haiti later today. That's a slightly more serious forecast from where we began the day.

Our original post — "Isaac Barrels Toward Haiti, But Isn't Likely To Become Hurricane Today":

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Thu August 23, 2012
The Two-Way

Isaac Could Be A Hurricane By Friday; Florida And GOP Convention Brace

Originally published on Thu August 23, 2012 1:00 pm

The projected track as of 11 a.m. ET today. The path has moved slightly to the west.
National Hurricane Center
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Here's the latest on tropical storm Isaac, which could hit Florida this weekend and drench the Republican National Convention in Tampa early next week:

-- The National Hurricane Center says the center of the storm should pass "to the south of the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico today ... [then] approach the Dominican Republic tonight and Friday."

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