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Tropical Storm Isaac / Florida / Republican National Convention / Haiti #1029440

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 23, 2012
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The path of Tropical Storm Isaac toward Florida as Republicans head to Tampa for their national convention noted; map shown.

(The Weather Channel: Jim Cantore) The forecast for Isaac and the threat to Tampa featured; maps and diagrams shown.

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Tampa: Kerry Sanders) Preparations in Tampa for a potential hurricane and for the convention reviewed; scenes shown of tents knocked down in an earlier thunderstorm; details given about the danger of storm surge, the logistical problem from convention delegates staying across the bay and the concern the convention will be disrupted by anti-government anarchists. [Mayor Bob BUCKHORN††- says an evacuation is his call.] [Police Chief Jane CASTOR†- says the lone wolf is the most worrisome.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Port-au-Prince: Mark Potter) The threat to Haiti, where many people still live in tent cities 2 years after the earthquake, featured; details given of concern about heavy rains bringing flooding, mudslides and cholera.

Williams, Brian;
Cantore, Jim;
Sanders, Kerry;
Potter, Mark

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