In this handout satellite mage provided by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), an area of low pressure located about 1000 miles east of the Lesser Antilles moves westward at 20 to 25 mph on August 20, 2012 in the …
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MIAMI (AP) -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency as Tropical Storm Isaac approaches the state.
Scott said the goal was to make sure every local, state and federal agency "has the exact same information" on the storm and preparations in order to make informed decisions. He issued the state of emergency Saturday during a media briefing in Broward County.
The state is also focusing on preparations ahead of the Republican National Convention in Tampa. Scott said delegates were being information on how to remain safe during a storm. Officials in the Tampa area were also being kept informed of issues that may occur due to Isaac, such as storm surge and bridge closures.
Tampa airport remained open Saturday.
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