While not yet a hurricane and still days away from landfall, Tropical Storm Isaac now poses a threat to the Republican National Convention, scheduled to begin on Tuesday in Tampa.
Florida experiences more tropical storms and hurricanes than any other state, and in 2004 Tampa was hit by Hurricane Frances, which killed five people directly and 32 indirectly in state, and caused about $9 billion in damage. But it wouldn’t take a direct hit, or even an actual hurricane to negatively affect the convention.
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