Rubio warns evacuees not to return to South Florida

Rubio warns evacuees not to return to South Florida
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Florida Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioCongress faces growing health care crisis in Puerto Rico The Hill's 12:30 Report Colbert mocks Trump for sipping water during speech on Asia trip MORE (R) in an interview broadcast Sunday urged evacuees not to return to South Florida, warning Hurricane Irma will impact the entire state.

“And we have a lot of people for example that left South Florida, that drove to Orlando, or Tampa who are now figuring out maybe I need to go back to Miami or something or Ft. Lauderdale or Palm Beach. This is no time to be on the road,” Rubio told CBS’s “Face the Nation.

“This is a very unique storm because of its size and scope," he continued. "You usually are able to say that there's some safe place in the state that you can go to. In this particular case, virtually the entire state is being impacted by the storm.” 

Rubio’s comments come as Irma, a Category 4 hurricane, is making its way up the west coast of Florida.

Millions of Floridians have been told to evacuate as the state braces for the storm.