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Tropical Storm Isaac threatens Caribbean

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 01:02

Aug. 22 - Officials delay the start of the September 11th hearings in Guantanamo Bay as forecasters predict Tropical Storm Isaac will become a hurricane. Sarah Irwin reports.

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Preparations are underway - as Tropical Storm Isaac swirled over the Carribbean - forecast to become a hurricane. At Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in Cuba, the storm forced the postponement of this week's pretrial hearings for five prisoners - including Khalid Sheik Mohammed - accused of plotting the September 11 attacks. While soldiers stacked sandbags and secured equipment, the U.S. military prepared evacuation flights for the lawyers, journalists and 9/11 victims' family members gathered in Cuba for the hearings. Meanwhile, in Puerto Rico, residents and tourists boarded up building and gathered supplies where a hurricane warning was in effect. With winds of 45 miles per hour, Isaac was expected to become a hurricane by Thursday - moving on a track putting it off the coast of Florida Monday - day one of the Republican National Convention in Tampa.

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Tropical Storm Isaac threatens Caribbean

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 01:02