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Hurricane Isaac 2012: Path Confirmed to Hit Florida, Delays Republican National Convention

Tropical Storm Isaac, which is predicted to become a hurricane soon, has continued on its path and now forced the cancellation of the first day of the Republican National Convention scheduled for Monday in Tampa, Florida.

By Staff Reporter, EnStars on Aug 26, 2012 07:24 AM EDT
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  • Tropical Storm Isaac's path on Friday August 24,2012 according to the National Hurricane Center.
  • Tropical Storm Isaac's path on Friday August 24,2012 according to the National Hurricane Center. (Photo : NHC)

Tropical Storm Isaac, which is predicted to become a hurricane soon, has continued on its path and now forced the cancellation of the first day of the Republican National Convention scheduled for Monday in Tampa, Florida.

The event is scheduled to officially name Mitt Romney as the GOP presidential nominee, but the party will now have to wait a little longer as health and safety of delegates has been put first.

The National Hurricane Center has said Isaac is not going to slam Tampa directly, but the storm is predicted to significantly lash the region with strong winds and heavy rainfall on Monday.

Officials have now thought it best to delay the convention; they plan to now convene the event briefly then take recess until Tuesday afternoon, when the worst of the storm is predicted to have passed through.

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus issued a statement saying that Monday's events had been canceled due to "severe transportation difficulties due to sustained wind and rain."

He said, "Due to the severe weather reports for the Tampa Bay area, the Republican National Convention will convene on Monday August 27th and immediately recess until Tuesday afternoon, August 28th, exact time to follow. Our first priority is ensuring the safety of delegates, alternates, guests, members of the media attending the Republican National Convention, and citizens of the Tampa Bay area."

Tropical Storm Isaac has been bashing the north central coast of Cuba overnight on early Sunday morning, and will continue to move towards the Florida Keys later on Sunday evening or night.

By early Monday Isaac's path will lead it to the southeast of the Gulf of Mexico by early Monday, which will significantly strengthen the storm's power.

Experts have predicted that the storm will hit hurricane strength sometime in the coming 24 to 48 hours with winds increasing to between 70 to 100 mph.

It has now been reported that 4 people died in Haiti due to the powerful storm. One 10 year old was crushed to death when a wall fell on her.

Hurricane Isaac is predicted to become a category 1, but some have even said it is possible it could become a much more powerful category 2 or even category 3 by the time it slams into the south coast of Alabama and Mississippi next week.

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