Florida senator: Irma has intensity to be "worst-case scenario"

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, pronounced Sunday that for those vital in Naples, Fort Myers, Sarasota and the Tampa Bay region, Hurricane Irma has the intensity to be the “sort of worst-case unfolding that meteorologists and emergency planners dread.” 

There is “virtually no partial of Florida that is not going to be impacted by the storm,” Rubio pronounced on “Face the Nation.”

  • Transcript: Sen. Marco Rubio on “Face the Nation”

Speaking from his home in West Miami, Florida, shortly before Irma done landfall in the Florida Keys, Rubio pronounced that Irma attack the western seashore of the state is “the misfortune probable track this thing could’ve taken.”

“This is a very singular charge since of its distance and scope. You customarily are means to contend that there’s some protected place in the state that you can go to. In this sold case, substantially the whole state is being impacted by the storm,” Rubio said. 

He urged people to listen to internal officials.

“If you are in one of the charge swell areas, it is critical for you — there’s still a possibility to get out, to mind those warnings. This is not going to turn, it’s not going anywhere else, it’s coming in the next few hours. You’re substantially feeling the effects of it already,” pronounced Rubio. 

When asked if he thinks people have taken things seriously forward of Irma, Rubio pronounced people “have really responded.” 

[It’s] the many large depletion we consider in the story of the state, millions of people have moved. And we consider coming in the issue of those images from Harvey people have really jumped on it. So, we consider the bigger regard that we have is we’ve got — this is a very singular situation. The whole state is impacted.”

He warned, however, that there is “probably no protected place to be.”

“You can’t censor from the water. That’s the biggest fear,” Rubio added, observant the charge swell will not arrive until the charge passes.

“I know the internal officials have been operative tough to pierce people. The problem we have is there’s nowhere to move. The whole state is being impacted by this,” he said.

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