Bowser Rescinds State of Emergency

Mayor Bowser, seen here speaking at a November 2017 event, has rescinded the emergency order issued September 11 in preparation for Hurricane Florence.

As Hurricane Florence is projected to have a diminished effect in the District, Mayor Muriel Bowser has rescinded her state of emergency declaration, effective immediately.

The declaration of public emergency was issued September 11 and authorized the City Administrator, in coordination with the Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice, the Director of the District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA) and the Chief Financial Officer to apply for financial assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other recovery organizations.

The order to rescind was signed by the Mayor and the Secretary of the District of Columbia, Lauren Vaughan.