Tropical Storm Isaac could turn into a hurricane by Monday morning, wreaking havoc on the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa, Florida.
The storms increasing vigilance led Florida Governor Rick Scott to release a statement in which he noted:
“Right now, there is not any anticipation there will be a cancellation.”
Scott admits it is still “too early” to predict the tropical storm’s trajectory. Meteorologists have no active way to accurately predict a hurricane’s path, instead relying on weather data that is constantly changing while frequently producing new and often unexpected results.
The governor said of the storm’s current path:
“If you look at the projected path, it looks like we’ll have some wind and some rain. But we are going to have a great convention. We look forward to the delegates coming and we’re going to keep them safe.”
Even without a hurricane, the city of Miami is expected to experience high winds and heavy rains during the convention starting on Tuesday morning, 24 hours after the Republican National Convention officially begins.
If the storm turns into a hurricane, the Republican party could end up cancelling the convention and rescheduling it for another time. Members of the GOP planning committee are currently tracking the storms patch as it moves from Puerto Rico towards Florida.
In preparation for a possible storm, convention organizers have brought in extra generators and a refrigerated semi-truck full of extra food. Should those items not be required for a hurricane, the GOP will use the generators for a convention beach party and the food for a planned party.