Tampa, Florida -- Tropical Storm Debby visited Tampa Bay in June and the gusty guest delivered a deluge--streets flooded, bridges closed, bombarded beaches washed away.
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So what happens if we get the same type of thing or worse during the Republican National Convention?
On Tuesday, the Tampa Bay Host Committee said it's too soon to worry.
"Being that it's so early and there are so many variables to it, the best thing we can do for ourselves right now is keep focusing on the plan that we have," said Matt Becker the group's Chief Operating Officer.
Still on Tuesday, while work crews readjusted banners on the Tampa Bay Times Forum torn loose by Monday night's mini-storm, Hillsborough Emergency Managers eye a much more powerful system.
"We're watching it very closely, we've already had conversations with the National Weather Service," said Emergency Management Director Preston Cook of Tropical Storm Isaac.
While the county always has plans in place to safeguard residents and visitors, Cook says you can't ignore the RNC. If evacuations are necessary, 50,000 extra people will make a difference and could alter timelines.
"We have to take into consideration those different variables and make sure we're prepared for those. And we've thought about them-- we've planned for them," said Cook.
And Pinellas is in the mix too. Hundreds of delegates are filling beach hotels from Clearwater, to Treasure Island, to St. Pete Beach.
A storm could not only ruin planned vacation stays, but hamper transportation to Tampa or in the worst case scenario put lives at risk.
North Dakota's delegation will be staying at the Bilmar Beach Resort. 10 News reached the party's executive director Anthony Reedy by phone in Bismarck and he says the storm is a concern, but he still hopes the convention will be able to weather the weather.
Reedy said, "We'll just keep track of everything and obviously keep the safety of our delegation in mind as a top priority."
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