TAMPA (ABC 4 News) - Despite a hurricane threat, Utah's delegation to the Republican National Convention is now in Tampa, Florida.
The GOP Convention has been delayed until Tuesday because of Tropical Storm Isaac.
Sunday, a prominent Utah Republican told ABC 4 that Tampa was warned about the hurricane danger years ago.
Former Congresswoman Enid Greene Mickelsen was part of Salt Lake's bid to get the 2012 Republican National Convention.
She remembers at least one prominent Utahn warning the National Convention Site Selection Committee, “You’ve got a real hurricane problem if you go to Tampa. But [Tampa] said, oh no, the chances are very small."
Utah Republican Chairman Thomas Wright told me Monday’s convention agenda was canceled because of safety issues.
Among them, that high profile vehicles might actually get blown over on the causeways.
Wright also told ABC 4, “People standing in the rain trying to get into the convention center, going through security. They had to take all the tents down, so they don't blow and rip down. It was absolutely the right decision."
But there was one ray of Utah sunshine Sunday.
At an LDS morning service in Tampa, there was a Romney family appearance.
It wasn't the candidate himself, but some of his offspring.
Mittens, if you will.
Enid Greene Mickelsen was one of several Utahns attending the service.
She told ABC 4, “They came in very quietly at the beginning of the meeting and left just before the end so as not to disturb the services.”
With Monday's convention session canceled, Utah's convention delegation will stay dry at its hotel doing a charity service project.
I am told this project is already attracting national interest for and from the Republican Party.FOLLOW CHRIS VANOCUR ON TWITTER: @cvan4