Tropical storm Isaac has made a name for itself as the reason the Republican National Convention was delayed by 24 hours. Right now, the storm is off the southwest coast of Florida.
Even though it’s causing a hassle for Tampa’s many visitors, tropical storms and hurricanes aren’t that out of the ordinary for Floridians — and the storm won’t actually make landfall until it hits Mississippi and Louisiana tomorrow morning.
Steve Bousquet is the Tallahassee bureau chief of the Tampa Bay Times. He's in Tampa this week covering the collision between weather and politics. Phil Latzman is the host of "The Florida Roundup" on WLRN in Miami.