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It's Not Just New Orleans

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The (do I need to say this? white) emergency official in St. Tammany Parish just was seen in a taped piece on WWL TV issuing a blistering, profanity-laden denunciation of FEMA, accusing agency officials of turning away needed vehicles and fuel from the badly damaged parish (county) because of the need to fulfill arcane (my word, not his) regulations. Then he said he'd heard word that FEMA was going to "seize" some of the county's own vehicles and he added, menacingly, that if they "try to take any of my stuff, they'd better bring weapons".