Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser again urged Americans to enjoy the inauguration practically from home, and asked anyone outside the city to avoid restricted areas.
Agencies involved in the inauguration security informed the public about their specific tasks at a press conference on Friday.
MaryAnn Tierney, regional administrator for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said President Trump’s approval of an emergency statement enabled additional resources, including deploying incident management teams in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia.
After the siege of the Capitol, Bowser asked Trump for an emergency statement to raise additional funding for the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden as security concerns increased after the U.S. Capitol breach.
On Monday, Trump declared an emergency existed in the District of Columbia and ordered federal assistance to supplement the district’s response efforts January 11-24, 2021
FEMA, which is responsible for incident response and recovery, is also working to prepare the ambulance’s resources and bring the goods closer when needed.
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