Local MP Ian Liddell-Grainger, who represents Bridgwater and West Somerset, described Lord Smith as a "coward" and a "little git" ahead of his meeting with flooded residents today.
He said: "I will tell him what I bloody well think of him - he should go, he should walk. I'm livid. This little git has never even been on the telephone to me.
"When I find out where he is, I will give it to him. He has not told the local MPs, the local council or the local press where he is going to be.
"He's a coward."