Current forecasts have Tropical Storm Isaac likely to veer to the west of the Tampa Bay region. But forecasters and local officials in the Tampa already are advising convention-goers to keep an eye on the weather in case the storm track changes in coming days. Even a glancing blow by the storm could create high winds, significant storm surge and rainfall that could make life difficult in Tampa.
So be prepared! Here's a list of Web sites full of helpful information about planning for a big storm, provided by Willie Puz, a spokesman for Hillsborough County.
Less useful for convention attendees but still worth knowing: