ATLANTA (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Federal authorities have sent TSA workers here to assist operations at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said she has been given assurances the city will get what it needs as area officials try to prepare for major events.
The King holiday is right around the corner and at the end of the month, the influx will begin as the NFL prepares for the Super Bowl.
The out-of-state workers include TSA officers. It is unclear how many more days the federal shutdown may last.
The mayor urges passengers to thank the workers who are showing up to do their jobs at the airport.
Atlanta is waving parking fees for those employees and airport restaurants are providing meals at no charge.