The Mississippi River flood of 2008 heavily damaged the water treatment plant in Warsaw. At the time, FEMA told the city it would cover the the entire cost of getting the plant back online.
Hancock County Board Chairman David Walker said FEMA did not fulfill the promise. Instead, it paid 75% of the cost. That left the city to come up with $265,000 to get the plant running again.
Walker said that was a hardship.
He said, “They had to take it out of their own funds. Every city, every county, every municipality is hurting on the amount of money that they have.”