An official reaction to FEMA’s no-ice policy came from U.S. Rep. Gene Taylor who referred to FEMA officials as a “bunch of buttheads.”
Last week, officials were told that FEMA had decided to only supply ice for use in medical emergencies and life-saving reasons. It’s left local officials scrambling to figure out ways to make it available for the general public.
During a meeting with Hancock County Board of Supervisors this morning Taylor said he intends to write to FEMA to register his objections to the new policy. He also urged Hancock County supervisors, as well as the city councils of Waveland and Bay St. Louis, to send similar letters of objection.