By Sheldon Alberts - 08/22/12 05:46 PM EDT
Tropical Storm Isaac formed Tuesday in the Atlantic Ocean and is expected to threaten the Caribbean beginning Thursday, potentially as a hurricane. The National Hurricane Center says the west coast of Florida is within the five-day “forecast cone” of uncertainty, though Isaac’s path remains highly unpredictable.
Buckhorn, a Democrat, noted that Tampa gets “heavy rains almost every afternoon.”
City officials “hope [Isaac] moves further away from us, but if it doesn’t, it’s still going to be a great convention.”
Right now, convention organizers have the benefit of time in preparing for contingencies should the storm strengthen into a hurricane and point toward Florida.
“That's the good thing about hurricanes ... that you have plenty of time to prepare,” he told CNN host Soledad O’Brien.