- The Washington Times - Monday, January 11, 2021

President  Trump has issued an emergency declaration in Washington ahead of Inauguration Day on Jan. 20.

The declaration came late Monday after D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser had asked the president to sign off on the order following threats surrounding the inauguration after a deadly mob stormed the U.S. Capitol last week.

The declaration allows the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to coordinate disaster relief efforts and to help with emergency-related actions authorized under the Stafford Act.

“Specifically, FEMA is authorized to identify, mobilize, and provide at its discretion, equipment and resources necessary to alleviate the impacts of the emergency,” the declaration states. “Emergency protective measures, limited to direct Federal assistance, will be provided at 100 percent Federal funding.”

Mr. Trump’s order will remain in effect through Jan. 24.

• Emily Zantow can be reached at ezantow@washingtontimes.com.

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