TAMPA BAY, Fla. — North Carolina’s delegation at the Republican National Convention is not letting Isaac bring it down.

Members say they are ready to get to work. Winds were picking up in the Tampa Bay area throughout the day on Sunday and by nightfall the rain had started. But the less than perfect weather was not bringing down the excitement for the North Carolina delegation in Tampa.

“It’s exciting, it’s fun, just excited to get things cranked up so we can get folks excited and get folks to vote,” said delegate Bill Lack, Buncombe County.

For plenty of the people within North Carolina’s delegation, the concern over Isaac are feelings they have been through before and the weather won’t dampen their spirits.

“I actually lived in Tampa in the 1980’s-1990’s. I have experienced hurricanes and I have experienced how to prepare for them,” said delegate Dianna Bingle, Cabarrus County.

Bingle has first hand knowledge of hurricane threats in the Tampa Bay region. She said she watched the reports while back home in Cabarrus County about Isaac heading toward Tampa Bay, but that did not lessen her desire to head to come to the Republican National Comvention.

Bingle’s spirit is reflected by many who say the weather reports look good to them and they are ready to get to work.