Aug. 23 - Officials in Florida make contingencies as Tropical Storm Isaac threatens the Republican National Convention while the Dominican Republic and Haiti brace for the storm. Sarah Irwin reports.
Tensions run high at a tent city in Haiti - as people still displaced from the 2010 earthquake - brace for Tropical Storm Isaac. As it moved across the Caribbean late Thursday, forecasters expected the storm to strengthen to a hurricane within a day - before tearing across the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Computer models put the storm on track to hit off the coast of Florida by Monday - the first day of the Republican National Convention in Tampa. Florida governor Rick Scott. SOUNDBITE (English) Florida Governor Rick Scott "It's full speed ahead. We are going to have a great convention. We are looking forward to the delegates coming. We are going to keep them safe. We do this. This is what we do for a living in Florida. We are a hospitality state that knows how to deal with hurricanes." Workers filled sandbags to protect the coast - and across town, organizers at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, prepared for the four-day Republican convention. Authorities have not ruled out postponing or relocating the event - if the storm takes direct aim at the Gulf Coast city.