President Obama spoke with Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Sunday and offered assistance in dealing with Tropical Storm Isaac, the White House announced Sunday. The call followed a briefing with the president on the preparations being made to deal with the approaching storm. Obama mentioned the importance of the safety of visitors to the Republican National Convention in Tampa on his call with Scott.
From the White House:
Following the briefing, the President spoke with Florida Governor Rick Scott to make clear that the Administration, through FEMA, would continue to make resources available as necessary to support the state as the Governor’s team prepares for and responds to the storm. The President told the Governor the people of Florida are in his thoughts during this time. The President also told the governor to let him know if there are any unmet needs or additional resources the Administration could provide, including in support of efforts to ensure the safety of those visiting the state for the Republican National Convention.