Tropical Storm Isaac hugs Cuba coast, expected to be Cat 2 hurricane in Gulf on approach to Florida

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Saturday declared a state of emergency to make sure local and state agencies would be ready.

Isaac is a massive storm, with tropical storm-force winds extending 230 miles from the center. Key West International Airport was halting all flights at 7 p.m. Saturday until the storm had passed.

— Reported by NBC News and wire services

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