I guess this is one way to assure we will never again see ice trucks aimlessly criss-crossing the country during a hurricane response.
FEMA says they are done with ice...
TAMPA - Ice is no longer part of the government's response to hurricanes.
Federal Emergency Management Director R. David Paulison made the announcement at MacDill Air Force base Thursday, in conjunction with the release of the 2008 NOAA hurricane forecast.
"It takes a tremendous amount of resources, and it really doesn't accomplish much, other than making people feel good because they have a bag of ice," Paulison said.
Paulison went on to say his agency is focusing on delivering essentials, such as food, water, bots, blankets, and tarps.
"Ice is more of a comfort thing," he said.
Paulison explained that people with special needs will still get ice, but only if it is medically necessary.