After the infamous attacks on the Capitol building, President Donald Trump issued an emergency declaration on the US capital, Washington DC. The emergency in the city will be effective from Monday till January 24.
In a statement on Monday, the White House said the President’s action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to coordinate relief efforts to alleviate the hardship and suffering caused by the emergency on the local population.
Thomas J Fargione from the DHS and Pete Gaynor, Administrator, FEMA, are the Federal Coordinating Officers for operations in the affected area.
Precisely, the FEMA is authorized to identify, mobilize, and provide at its will, equipment, and sources necessary to mitigate the consequences of the emergency.
According to the White House, the emergency declaration also provides appropriate support for required crisis actions, authorized under Title V of the Stafford Act to save lives and to protect property and public health and safety and to lessen or prevent the threat of a disaster in the District of Columbia.
The FBI also suspects of an armed protest in the coming weeks till the Inauguration ceremony of President-elect Joe Biden at all 50 US state capitals, including Washington. Likewise, the US National Guard Bureau suspects the same.