United States forecasters stated that a strong Tropical Storm Isaac would hit the US Gulf Coast. After severely striking in Florida, Isaac is now moving towards the northern Gulf Coast and now threatens New Orleans.
Meanwhile Louisiana, Florida, Mississippi and Alabama have already declared emergencies. The Tropical Storm has caused the delay of a national convention of the Republican Party in Tampa, which is to formally nominate Mitt Romney for president, by a day.
However the increasing winds and bad weather have caused the concern of many States that keeps a nervous eye on Isaac’s progress. AV