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Florida heat sends a dozen Trump rally attendees to hospital

Nearly a dozen attendees at President TrumpDonald John TrumpAppeals court OKs White House diverting military funding to border wall construction Pentagon: Tentative meeting between spy agencies, Biden transition set for early next week Conservative policy director calls Section 230 repeal an 'existential threat' for tech MORE’s rally in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday were sent to the hospital after waiting for hours in the steamy heat. 

Both the president and Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenAppeals court OKs White House diverting military funding to border wall construction Federal student loan payment suspension extended another month Pentagon: Tentative meeting between spy agencies, Biden transition set for early next week MORE held rallies in Tampa on Thursday, a rare crossover of their activities in the final sprint before election day.

Officials with Tampa Fire Rescue told NBC News that one attendee fainted during the president’s rally, another had a seizure and 10 were taken to the hospital just listed as “sick” with no further details. 

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Several reporters shared on Twitter that it was 87 degrees in Tampa, and posted videos and photos of water being sprayed on supporters at the event.  

 

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The incident follows a similar weather-related occurrence at the president’s rally in Omaha, Neb., on Tuesday evening, where hundreds of attendees were left waiting in the freezing cold after shuttle buses taking attendees to the rally were unable to return.

At least seven people were reportedly hospitalized and 30 were treated on site after waiting in the cold weather. 

The Trump campaign has postponed a rally scheduled to take place in Fayetteville, N.C., on Thursday evening to Monday due to a wind advisory. 

"Because of a wind advisory issued with gusts reaching 50 miles per hour and other weather conditions, the outdoor Fayetteville, NC rally has been postponed until Monday," Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh said in a statement.

Fayetteville was under a wind advisory and other parts of the state were under a tropical storm warning, according to local reports, as the remnants of Hurricane Zeta made its way up the coast.

Florida is one of several battlegrounds where the candidates are running neck and neck in recent polling. 

Pollsters say that the president will have a hard path to reelection if he does not win Florida on Nov.3, a state he won in 2016.