August 22, 2012 7:59 AM

Tampa mayor will call off convention if TS Isaac threatens; storm strengthens

Tampa won't hesitate to pull the plug on the Republican National Convention next week if Tropical Storm Isaac threatens the Tampa Bay area as a major storm. At 11 a.m., the National Hurricane Center said Isaac was churning west at a rapid 21 mph clip. Its maximum winds remained at 45 mph but satellite images showed the storm looking increasingly healthier.

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