Preparing for Isaac from Haiti to Florida

Friday, August 24, 2012

Tropical Storm Isaac as captured by the NASA/NOAA in the afternoon of August 22. (NOAA/NASA)

Tropical storm Isaac is steadily moving its way through the Caribbean, and is currently on track to strike Haiti this evening and Florida by Monday.

Though there is still uncertainty as to how strong Isaac will be when it makes landfall, much is at stake in Haiti, a country devastated by an earthquake just two years ago and in which 350,000 people still live in tents.

And while Florida is used to preparing for storms, Monday marks the start of the Republican National Convention. 50,000 people are expected to attend the convention in Tampa, a city just west of Isaac’s direct path.

Gaetano Vivo is the disaster risk management specialist for the World Bank in Haiti, and Bryan Koon is the director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management.

Guests:

Bryan Koon and Gaetano Vivo

Produced by:

Ellen Frankman

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