In this Sept. 19, 2018, file photo President Donald Trump shakes hands with FEMA Administrator Brock Long after visiting areas in North Carolina and South Carolina impacted by Hurricane Florence at Myrtle Beach International Airport in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Long has resigned from FEMA on Feb. 13, 2019. Credit: Evan Vucci | AP

WASHINGTON — Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator Brock Long has resigned from his post, the department announced Wednesday. Peter Gaynor, who has served as Long’s deputy, will assume acting administrator duties in his place.

Long’s improper use of government resources cost taxpayers $94,000 in staff salary, $55,000 in travel expenses and $2,000 in vehicle maintenance, the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general determined last year.

Long had served as the head of the agency for the past two years and will be temporarily replaced by Deputy Administrator Pete Gaynor, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said.

“While this has been the opportunity of the lifetime, it is time for me to go home to my family – my beautiful wife and two incredible boys,” Long said in a statement. “As a career emergency management professional, I could not be prouder to have worked alongside the devoted, hardworking men and women of FEMA for the past two years.”