Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Friday issued a proclamation declaring a state of emergency related to the 2021 presidential inauguration.
The executive action will allow the state to more efficiently coordinate support and provide assistance to local jurisdictions within Maryland and neighboring states.
The governor has also asked the White House for a presidential disaster declaration to reimburse state and local governments in Maryland for costs incurred by their response to last week's riot at the U.S. Capitol, as well as support to federal partners and the District of Columbia for the days leading up to, and including, the inaugural ceremonies.
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"The state of Maryland will continue to do everything we possibly can to secure our nation's capital and to ensure the peaceful transition of power," Hogan said in a statement. "We did not hesitate to provide critical support during the Jan. 6 insurrection, and will continue to work closely with allied agencies, local governments and our federal partners to support the inaugural ceremonies."
In his letter to the administration, Hogan also requested the cost share typically required by the Stafford Act be waived due to the inauguration's nature as a federal event, as well as the fiscal impact on the state from several recent disasters, most notably the COVID-19 pandemic.
DC on lockdown as security intensifies for inauguration
Washington, D.C., is on lockdown and officials are asking people to avoid going to the city until after the presidential inauguration.
Armed troops are stationed in the central business district with roadblocks stretching north into city neighborhoods.
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority shut down 11 Metro stations in the city's core, and private parking garages are blocked off.
The National Park Service and the Secret Service will implement a temporary public closure of the National Mall beginning at 11 a.m. Friday through at least Jan. 21. Get more information on specific road closures here. Read more at WBALTV