TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The beachfront hotels that a few lucky delegations scored for the Republican National Convention are all of a sudden a point of concern as Tropical Storm Isaac threatens to wreak havoc on Florida.
Weather forecasts were so severe that Mitt Romney and the GOP have decided to delay the start of the convention until at least Tuesday. Officials say they are working out contingencies for those staying in areas that could be most vulnerable to high water and winds.
Word spread as delegates from across the country started to arrive in Tampa, Fla., by the planeload to nominate Romney as the GOP presidential candidate.
Officials from states in Isaac's possible path are reassessing convention plans. Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley says he's remaining in Alabama to oversee hurricane preparations.