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Maui Wildfires Situation Report #11

Highlights: · Maui County provided the following updates: o Olinda Fire is 1,081 acres and is 85% contained. o Kula Fire is 202 acres and is 90% contained. o Lahaina Fire is 2,170 acres and is 90% contained. · Currently, the disaster area remains restricted to authorized personnel only. · On August 26th, Maui County Fire Department (MFD) responded to a brush fire located near Kaʻanapali at Kualapa Loop and Anapuni Loop mauka of the Kaʻanapali resort area: o Firefighters arrived on scene and stopped the forward progress of a seven-acre fire before it would reach any homes or communities. o The Maui Emergency Management Agency activated four sirens in the area to notify the community. o All evacuation orders have since been lifted. o There were no reported injuries or structure damage. o MFD is still investigating the cause of the fire. · Currently, there are 115 confirmed fatalities and the names of additional victims has been released. · As of August 24th, there are 388 confirmed unaccounted individuals. · Mass Care Update: o Meals are being offered at over 25 distribution sites around the island. They are supported by community organizations, the general public, and the Maui Community Emergency Response Teams. o The Hawaii Red Cross has provided over 121,500 meals and snacks. o A total of 17 Non-Congregate Shelters (Hotels) are currently open with a population of 4,304 people. · On August 26th, Maui Humane Society was permitted access to the Lahaina burn zone in a coordinated search and rescue effort to find lost animals. · Power Restoration and Transportation Update: o There are 1,061 customers without power. o The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is beginning to coordinate de-installation of generators. · Federal Recovery Update: o A total of 65 Federal Law Enforcement Officers are assisting Maui County Police Department. o The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is providing technical assistance to the State and Maui County regarding design of community air monitoring efforts. o Urban Search and Rescue Task Forces completed their mission and were demobilized on August 25th. Sources: · FEMA Daily Operations Briefing, August 27th · FEMA Region 9 Twitter Page · Maui Nui Strong Facebook Page · Maui County Facebook and Twitter Pages Resources Maui Nui Strong Website: https://www.mauinuistrong.info/ · Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MauiNuiStrong/ · Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mauinuistrong/?hl=en State of Hawaii, Maui Fires Central Information Website https://dod.hawaii.gov/hiema/august-2023-wildfires/ Hawaii Department of Health, Maui Fires Website https://health.hawaii.gov/mauiwildfires/ FEMA, Hawaii Wildfires https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4724 FEMA Rumor Control Website https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4724/rumor-control U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Small Business Resilience Hub https://www.uschamberfoundation.org/community-resilience-and-disaster-response/small-business-resilience-hub Monetary Donations:


· Hawaii VOAD · American Red Cross of Hawaii · Salvation Army, Hawaii · World Central Kitchen · Maui Food Bank · Hawaiʻi Community Foundation, Maui Strong Fund · Maui United Way, Maui Fire and Disaster Relief Fund · Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation · Maui Humane Society · Hawaii Lions Foundation · Maui Economic Opportunity Rental Assistance Fund · IAFF Foundation, Maui Firefighters Fund · Disabled Disaster Relief Fund for the Maui Fires · Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce Business Relief Fund · Center for Disaster Philanthropy, Hawaii Wildfires Recovery Fund · Council of Native Hawaiian Advancement, Kako’o Maui · Craft Emergency Response Fund · Lahaina Restoration Foundation, Cultural Heritage Sites Fund



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