Rush Limbaugh evacuates studio ahead of Hurricane Irma

Rush Limbaugh evacuates studio ahead of Hurricane Irma

September 8th, 2017 by Associated Press in National Entertainment

FILE - This May 14, 2012 file photo shows conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh speaking during a ceremony inducting him into the Hall of Famous Missourians in the state Capitol in Jefferson City, Mo. Limbaugh has created a storm of his own by suggesting that the "panic" caused by Hurricane Irma benefits retailers, the media and politicians who are seeking action on climate change. Al Roker, the "Today" show weatherman, said on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, that Limbaugh was putting people's lives at risk. (AP Photo/Julie Smith, File)

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NEW YORK (AP) - Rush Limbaugh, who has suggested that a "panic" caused by hurricanes benefits retailers, the media and climate change activists, abandoned his south Florida studio ahead of Hurricane Irma.

"It turns out that we will not be able to do the program here tomorrow," he said on his show Thursday from his facility in Palm Beach, recorded by ThinkProgress.

"It's just that tomorrow is going to be problematic. Tomorrow it would be, I think, legally impossible for us to originate the program out of here."

Limbaugh said his show would be back on the air next week "from parts unknown." Mark Steyn filled in for Limbaugh on Friday.

The conservative radio personality had been criticized for complaining about the hype attached to the storm and has questioned some of the forecasts.