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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: · Facebook: · Instagram: State of Hawaii, Maui Fires Central Information Website Hawaii Department of Health, Maui Fires Website FEMA, Hawaii Wildfires FEMA Rumor Control Website U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, 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

Maui Wildfires Situation Report #11
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