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Al Roker rips Rush Limbaugh for Hurricane Irma conspiracy theories

09 September 2017, 02:50 | Erma Lawrence

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"We'll be on the air next week, folks, from parts unknown", Limbaugh said Thursday on his program, according to ThinkProgress.

Moments before the announcement, he defended his previous remarks claiming the hurricane would not reach Florida.

"Tomorrow it would be, I think, legally impossible for us to originate the program out of here", Limbaugh added, before lamenting that he wouldn't be able to attend a scheduled "private movie screening" of the forthcoming American Assassin that evening.

The radio host has a history thinking hurricanes are a liberal conspiracy, and his Irma theory didn't end there.

After claiming earlier this week that the Climate Change Industrial Complex is purposely fostering panic in the approach of Hurricane Irma-the Category 5 hurricane that is expected to slam in Florida this weekend-Rush Limbaugh has apparently chose to flee the state himself, Media Matters reports.

Conservative political commentator and author Mark Steyn will fill in for Limbaugh of Friday.

Limbaugh has never been an advocate for climate science. So here comes a hurricane that's 10 to 12 days out and here come the initial model runs, and if it's close-sometimes it's not close, sometimes the hurricane will turn to the north out in the mid-Atlantic and there's no way you can fake that. "All you need is to create the fear and panic accompanied by talk that climate change is causing hurricanes to become more frequent and bigger and risky".

Twitter users were not having Limbaugh's comments.

On Friday afternoon, as an incredibly powerful Hurricane Irma was moving closer to Florida, there were some people on the southernmost tip of the peninsula who were foolishly promising to stay put. "His viewers need to know!" Residents should review their escape plans, make sure their supply kits are in order and follow any evacuation orders issued by local authorities.

Rush Limbaugh peaks during a news conference for judges at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in 2010 in Las Vegas.

"His disciples will believe him and not evacuate", a third person wrote in a tweet.

During several media appearances during the day Scott emphasized that Hurricane Irma was bigger and stronger than Hurricane Andrew, which caused massive destruction in South Florida in 1992.



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