Maui Police Department to equip officers with protective gear after wildfire

MPD’s equipment shortcomings revealed in Lahaina wildfire report The Maui Police Department (MPD) has acknowledged significant gaps in officer safety during the recent Lahaina wildfire, as reported by Hawaii News Now. According to a preliminary after-action report, many officers lacked essential protective equipment. This issue is now being addressed, but there is no timeline for […]

Maui wildfire survivors warned against rental scams

Maui wildfire victims targeted by online rental scams The community of Maui is currently facing a surge in online rental scams, particularly targeting wildfire survivors. These scams, predominantly found in online classified ads, offer seemingly legitimate rental units at attractive prices. However, these offers turn out to be fraudulent, leaving victims without a home and […]

Maui agencies subpoenaed in fire investigation delays

The State Attorney General’s Office has issued subpoenas to three Maui County agencies in connection with delays in a fire investigation. These subpoenas are part of an ongoing inquiry into the August 8 wildfires in Maui, which necessitates critical facts from these local agencies. Subpoenaed agencies and their role The agencies subpoenaed include the Maui […]

FEMA advises vigilant communication for Maui wildfire recovery

In response to the August wildfires on Maui, FEMA has urged homeowners and renters affected to maintain open lines of communication with the agency, emphasizing the importance of up-to-date information for efficient disaster recovery. FEMA’s guidance for updating information FEMA advises individuals to regularly update their personal details and application status to prevent delays in […]

Maui residents question safety in wildfire’s aftermath

The lingering effects of the Maui wildfire In the wake of a devastating wildfire that tore through Lahaina, Maui, in August, residents like Daniel Skousen are grappling with the uncertain safety of their homes and community, as reported by AP News. The fire, which resulted in at least 100 fatalities and displaced thousands, has left […]

Hawaii governor sets up $150M fund for Maui wildfire victims

Maui wildfire relief: $150 million fund announced In an effort to provide aid to victims of the Maui wildfires, Hawaii Governor Josh Green has announced the establishment of a $150 million compensation fund. The fund, which is based on the federal 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, is designed to support those affected by the tragic wildfires […]

Health and environmental impacts of Maui wildfires explained

Public health experts from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa provided insights into the health and environmental repercussions of the August 8 Maui wildfires during a webinar. The presentation aimed at educating Hawaiian healthcare professionals about potential risks and protective measures. Addressing Maui wildfire health concerns During the briefing titled “Environmental Health Impacts of the […]

SBA approves over $139 million in loans to aid Maui wildfires victims

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Maui, Hawaii: The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has confirmed the approval of more than $139 million in disaster assistance loans for businesses, nonprofits, and residents affected by the Maui wildfires. This comes as a response to the ongoing efforts to aid those impacted by the devastating fires that have plagued the region. SBA’s role […]

False claims about missing children in Maui wildfires debunked

Contrary to viral social media claims, thousands of children did not go missing in the aftermath of the deadly Maui wildfires in August. According to an AP Fact Check, the Maui Police Department and the FBI only reported one minor as unaccounted for following the fires.This minor was later identified as a victim of the […]

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