Florida governor 'closely tracking' Tropical Storm Isaac
August 22nd, 2012
01:51 PM ET
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Florida governor 'closely tracking' Tropical Storm Isaac

(CNN) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott said in a statement Wednesday he was closely tracking Tropical Storm Isaac, currently rotating its way toward the Southeast coast of the United States – and possibly Tampa, where the Republican National Convention is being held next week.

“Although Tropical Storm Isaac is still far from Florida’s shores, we are closely tracking the potential for the storm to impact part or all of the state, including the Tampa Bay region during the Republican National Convention.  Florida’s state emergency management team and local emergency teams have been working closely with convention officials and have been planning for this event for more than a year, and the possibility of a hurricane hitting the convention has been part of that planning process.

“I am confident in our preparation, and the decision process in place to ensure the safety of both our residents and visitors during the convention.

“As Florida’s governor, I’m urging everyone across the state to monitor the storm track, and use the next several days to prepare for a potential storm.  As we know, storms this far from land are still unpredictable and everyone should be vigilant and prepared.”

    

soundoff (31 Responses)
  1. WILLARD MILTON ROMNEY IS A COWARD & TAX EVADER

    Hey Rick!!! Your arms are too short to box with God. I'm prayerful for the residents, but as far as the convention goes, I can care less if a tornado went thru there.

    August 22, 2012 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  2. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Call Texas Gov. Rick Perry to pray it away. You can't stop what's in God's hands no matter how closely you watch.

    August 22, 2012 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  3. Hahahahahahaha

    No he isn't. A government funded social entity called NOAA is tracking the storm. Hahahahahahahahahaha

    August 22, 2012 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  4. AnnsTheMan!

    These are the same folks that were in power during H. Katrina... they didn't plan for that contingency, but amazingly the GOP convention, that'll be safe from the storm.

    August 22, 2012 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  5. 8.3% unemployment - Over 8% 42 Straight months and the Obama Jobs DEPRESSION continues unabated

    AnnsTheMan! - These are the same folks that were in power during H. Katrina... they didn't plan for that contingency,
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    When you have ignorant Democrats like the mayor of New Orleans and Governor Blanco that refused to heed the federal government warnings to evacuate the coast and New Orleans, what can you do? The feds can't take over the state to same Democrats from their dangerous decisions. Remember those empty school buses in New Orleans sitting under water?

    The Democrat Mayor of New Orleans and Governor Blanco should have been charged with manslaughter for all the deaths they contributed to.

    August 22, 2012 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  6. BlkPwr817

    The Lord works in mysterious ways. Can't keep doing evil & expect to always come out on top. Doesn't work that way. I hope everyone remains safe during the storm that happens to be headed towards the site of the GOP convention. But as we all know, everything happens for a reason...

    August 22, 2012 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  7. Marie MD

    Maybe he can ride atop of one of the hurricane hunter planes. Inside a crate of course.
    So he is keeping grace of the storm. So what. It's not as if the TS is going to be afraid of him like the dum mies in Florida who voted for him should have been!

    August 22, 2012 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  8. CanadaONE

    On NO!!

    ISSAC threatens the Republican Convention

    It may be a coincident BUT it is CURIOUS that a storm named ISSAC which is a biblical character threatens the GOP Convention – IS THERE A MESSAGE HERE SOMEWHERE for republicans

    DID YOU PICK THE WRONG PARTY?

    To make matters worse did you know that is ISSAC is honored in Judaism
    Christianity and Islam faiths

    SCARY ! I would not want to be a GOP member

    August 22, 2012 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  9. Cee Jay, FL

    Do you think that Obama will go to the NHC to track Isaac . . . like he did with Irene?

    August 22, 2012 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  10. Expat American

    Never Fear. The GOP has built an Ark in the event of flood conditions; but no same-sex couplings are allowed – humans or animals.
    Also no minorities, middle class, poor white GOP voters or women who haven’t signed over their uterus in exchange for a GOP voter registration card will be admitted either.

    August 22, 2012 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  11. independent

    This is the governor who doesn't want high-speed rail, doesn't want Federal dollars to jobs to build high-speed rail, apparantly doesn't want the FL economy to modernize with high-speed rail, and will try to prevent as many Democratic leaning voters from voting as possible. The Gulf Coast will surpass FL over the next twenty years in retirement resettlers and tourism as a result of saying no to modernizing their transportation.

    August 22, 2012 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  12. Expat American

    I’m gonna wash that Republican Hate Fest right out of my hair…..

    August 22, 2012 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  13. justme

    why dont the gop just "retroactively " have thier pow wow, or call bain, outsource the storm to china

    August 22, 2012 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  14. steven harnack

    Wow! Now wouldn't that just be some Instant Karma in action? That would put a real spin (pun intended) on those Republican spokesmen like Pat Robertson's message about god showing his displeasure,eh?

    August 22, 2012 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  15. mgc tampa

    If we are lucky, he will catch a wave and surf out of our lives for good!

    August 22, 2012 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  16. kayla

    a bigger storm will come on nov.6th

    August 22, 2012 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  17. WILLARD CAPONE

    When you have ignorant Democrats like the mayor of New Orleans and Governor Blanco that refused to heed the federal government warnings to evacuate the coast and New Orleans, what can you do?
    ------------------------------------------
    "Heck of a job your doing Brownie." That's what that idiot said when thousands were dying.

    August 22, 2012 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  18. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Isaac. Hmmm. How....biblical.

    August 22, 2012 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  19. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Hey Governor, I've heard say that the best place to track a hurricane and measure it's strenght is in it's eye.
    If you're serious about tracking it, I'm just saying...

    August 22, 2012 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  20. SOUTHERN HOTTIE

    CNN: you just HAD to pick the creepiest Getty image of this bagger.

    August 22, 2012 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  21. tired of republican lies

    Didn't they have a storm at the last convention and had to delay it about 2 days?....If Karma isn't a bit**....There you have it!!!...roflmao!!!

    August 22, 2012 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  22. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Seriously, though, was he or was he not the mutant in I Am Legend?
    Swear to Bob he looks just like him...and acts like him a little bit too.

    August 22, 2012 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  23. Squigman

    To divert the storm, here's a suggestion. Let the Gov. step outside and scare the hell out of it. The storm will scamper off like a scared animal. Anyone that looks as evil as this dude, could do it.

    August 22, 2012 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  24. once upon a horse

    if a storm does hit they'll do what they always do....blame it on Obama!

    August 22, 2012 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  25. NVa Native

    So Mr Dithers, what would Bart do?

    August 22, 2012 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
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