Tampa Mayor: City ‘Prepared’ To Call Off Convention In Event Of Dangerous Weather

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn told CNN the city is prepared for severe weather if it hits during the Republican National Convention next week. Tropical Storm Isaac is forecast to head toward the Florida by early Monday. 

“We’re prepared for it, we’ve trained for it, we have contingency plan after contingency plan,” Buckhorn said. But in the event of dangerous weather, “human safety, human life trumps politics,” he said. 

 

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