Al Roker Blasts "Young Punks Saying He's Too Old" to Cover Hurricane Ida

California is on fire. Louisiana is underwater. Hurricane Ida is ravaging the gulf coast and Meet The Press sent Al Roker out to cover the storm:

Roker (67) is shown in what is described as "a 15 mile-wide, F3 tornado".

Many people on the internet are criticizing Meet The Press for placing Roker out in the storm:

Another Twitter user added:

"It's 2021. I don't need to see Al Roker risking his life and his crew's lives to show me a hurricane. It can be reported on without standing outside in the middle of it."

Al Roker had this to say:

And then added this, to boot:

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