GOP's Reince Priebus Opens Hurricane-Shortened Convention

Ginger Zee reveals conditions surrounding the opening day of the Republican convention.
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Well hello and welcome to Tampa Florida I guess we are live here at the Tampa -- times for around. In -- waiting for the kickoff of the Republican National Convention. I'm Amy Walter with ABC news here at my colleague from ABC -- we're doing something a little bit different this year we are covering the convention. Live but we're also doing it with interactive beats we have Yahoo! as a partner -- -- -- Italian art -- partner. And we will be bringing you guys on. On screen lots of ways to interact with us cents a Twitter interact with us on FaceBook asked questions we'd love to hear from you -- interact with as much as. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- At Yahoo! News and abcnews.com. On the iPad -- all your mobile devices that we get a now that cheering that you heard moments ago was not for -- although we did request it. That's actually because -- -- Republican National Committee is starting. That is right Revis the chairman of the Republican National Convention. -- -- a city you're also seeing the lights up the debt clock already -- But money the United States is is racking up debt in the moments of this convention. But it's going to be a little bit of a buzz kill of an afternoon yes the convention was supposed to start and it did start the worldly and have a session of of about five minutes and -- of where's Amy. Has the with the weather. It does -- says there's -- uninvited guest name Isaak who's been making something of Havoc here. In Florida although I don't know what you sell we didn't have much rain here but of -- abundance of caution. Especially when you have so many of these delegates that are staying very far from that Tampa Bay times forum to cross bridges in -- satirist so. That's that is the one thing that organizers. Didn't want to have to deal but they are so we -- -- -- -- convention five minutes here for for the chairman we have. A number of delegates who braved the weather to come on -- but. -- -- -- That's right -- -- now officially say at the convention. Is -- recess subject called the -- spectacle he took our world that that is somewhat in doubt that -- -- path that this storm we are gonna bring it ABC news dangers -- -- is in the storm zone in New Orleans, Louisiana and ginger tell us the latest that you're seeing what are people expecting what do they breezy four on the ground in the world. In Norman a level of anxiety certainly -- they have that Katrina anniversary -- upcoming on Wednesday. And this storm approaches no matter what science or what category -- it still. Really heavy rain plus. Any storms -- I'm low lying areas not just in New Orleans places like golf equipment that that the Mobile, Alabama all the way through the Florida Panhandle. That's the only effect would be concerned about inland flooding and that's often what end up making light in the end and that's something out -- -- And they don't and that -- a lot of folks are talking about right now in New Orleans itself there -- -- parishes that are very low lying that have been evacuated that was yesterday today people are just talking about if we need to get out this is where we'll go everybody's seen the have a plan we just got off the one of the new. Out -- and -- -- and that separates. The seventeenth street canal and -- -- to -- muddy areas that was such. -- during hurricane Katrina and we talked to a colonel in the US. Army and he that they are more than ready. And this storm will not do anything even close. Even if it at direct hit her on the right I could hurt you often have the heaviest our marriage and ready. Carpet under control.

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