Tampa, Florida - In less than a week, the country's political focus will be on Tampa, Florida, for the Republican National Convention. And already there is concern about what may show up uninvited.
A tropical storm, Issac, is brewing and it's forecasted to impact Florida. But the National Weather Service said the chance of a hurricane hitting Tampa next week is low.
The weather service said there's a less than one percent chance of a hurricane in Tampa associated with this storm. It's still too early to tell what the effects of the storm will be, so the NWS is working around the clock, following the storm closely just to be safe.
The worst case scenario:
"What we don't like to see is it's going to parallel the entire coast and get into the Tampa Bay area Tuesday and go up to Cedar Key,” said National Weather Service Meteorologist Daniel Noah. “This forecast, we would not like to see verified. The good news is, the chance of this verifying is very low."
And if severe weather does hit Tampa during the convention?
"That's an RNC call, the committee on arrangements,” said Ken Jones, Tampa Bay Host Committee CEO. “They'll decide how we make sure that the legal process of the convention gets done for our delegates, for our nominee, and they'll make that call depending on what the weather situation is."
Another concern is security. This week, police found bricks, pipes and graffiti on the roof of a building downtown Tampa. Police said they expect groups to stockpile things like this outside of the security zone and that's why they're doing so much checking now to cut down on any problems next week,
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