LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is in Louisiana today touring damage from Hurricane Isaac.

Romney scheduled a last-minute visit to Lafitte, where he is touring damage with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. The storm canceled the first day of Romney's Republican convention, and his campaign has been considering a visit for several days.

Romney was supposed to fly from Tampa to Virginia for a campaign appearance today with running mate Paul Ryan. Instead, Ryan is making that trip alone.

Heavy rains and flooding have contributed to at least five deaths in Louisiana and Mississippi this week after the slow-moving storm knocked out power in whole neighborhoods.

In Louisiana, Romney will thank emergency first responders for their work.