ST. PETE BEACH, Fla. - Take one look at St. Pete Beach and you know why New Jersey delegates Glenn and Joanne Mortimer checked in a little early before the Republican National Convention.
"We're here. If they tell us to evacuate, we're going to listen. As our Governor said when we had a hurricane last year, ‘Get the hell off the beach’ and we'll do that," said Glenn Mortimer, New Jersey Alternate Delegate.
For now, the RNC guests at Sirata Beach Resort and other beach hotels can only do one thing.
"Keeping our fingers crossed," said Joanne Mortimer, New Jersey Honorary Delegate.
Sirata spokesperson Cricket Wagner says some RNC guests are checking in early, instead of Sunday. The resort already stocked extra food and generators for convention parties.
"We said we need to also go into hurricane mode just in case. Please make sure you take care of your families-- take care of your needs this week and at home so the events, we can take care of the New Jersey guests while they're here," said Wagner.
But some plans for RNC events are changing as Isaac churns towards the Gulf.
The Sirata set up a tent on the beach for a party Monday night but now they are re-thinking things, moving everybody inside, and pushing that event back until Thursday.
Inside Pinellas County's Emergency Operations center, they say it’s too early to tell.
"We have been working with our economic development department and our Convention and Visitors Bureau to build a robust plan for the resorts already and we have that in place," said Pinellas County EOC spokesperson Tom Iovino.
So the Mortimers will keep their fingers crossed, they'll be watching their Governor on stage Tuesday night.
"We think Christie's going to rock the house Tuesday," said Joanne Mortimer.
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